(Service number 97)
|First Rank||Sapper||Last Rank|
|Date||14 March 1890||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||20 August 1914||Age||24 years|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane GIBB, 33 Dee Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st Field Company Engineers|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Date||18 October 1914|
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|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
|Military Awards||Military Cross; Military Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Commonwealth Gazette, No. 67 - 03/06/1919 - See Cenotaph Database.
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William Gibb was the youngest son of David Duke and Jane (née Deavoll) Gibb. Born on 14 March 1890 1888 at Timaru, he was educated at Timaru Main School. Hisfather died in 1902, when William was just 12 years old. William went to Australia in about 1912 and enlisted with the Australian Forces. Both William and his brother Gordon were involved in the Dardanelles action and afterwards met on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He married a Canadian lady, Amy Florence. Their daughter, Mary Catherine Gibb, was born in 1920 in Canada. In 1930 and 1940, William, Amy and Mary were living in the USA.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 May 2017]; Timaru Herald, 4 August 1915, 14 January 1919 (Papers Past) [19 & 20 May 2017]
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