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GIBSON, George
(Service number 7/47)

Aliases
First Rank Quartermaster Sergeant Last Rank

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Shamrock Hotel, Timaru
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Samuel GIBSON, Ellesmere, Canterbury
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 10 July 1955 Age 69 yrs
Place of Death
Cause
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Old Levin Cemetery
Memorial Reference Returned Services Association; Row 5; Plot 38
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George GIBSON was a son of Samuel and Mary GIBSON. He enrolled and passed the examination on 12 August 1914, in a very lively and busy Drill Shed; he was not one of those rejected because they were over age or under age, insufficiently developed, had no experience, or were over weight (the regulation weight was 12 stone). George departed with the Mounted Men by the slow train from Timaru on 17 August 1914, amidst much excitement in the town, whilst their horses were trucked at the Smithfield siding, Waimataitai. The Mayor spoke of the pride in them and said that they were going forward with stout hearts and strong arms. "Be true lads to your King and Empire, to yourselves and your country, and put your trust in God," he said.

Sources

Cenotaph Database [28 October 2013]; Horowhenua District Council burial records, Levin Cemetery [30 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 13 August 1914, 18 August 1914 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014; 12 September 2014]

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