GIBSON, Frederick James
(Service number 88128)

Aliases Enlisted as James Frederick gibson
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 8 May 1898 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 27 July 1918 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment Fairview, Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment Territorials - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr J. H. GIBSON (father), Fairview, via Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 6 feet 1½ inches. Weight 162 lbs. Chest measurement 34½-36½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair fair. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. No notification for consumption. Never under treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. Never absent from work through ill-health or accident.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 31 December 1984 Age 86 years
Place of Death Timaru Hospital, Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 2 January 1985
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick James Gibson was the eldest in the family of Joseph Henry and (Mary Jane (née Evans) Gibson. He was educated at Cannington School. The family moved to Fairview not long before Frederick turned fifteen and his younger siblings transferred to Fairview School. He enlisted in July 1918, not long after his twentieth birthday.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0044406) [27 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [26 June 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [26 June 2017]; Timaru Herald, 2 January 1985 (Timaru District Library) [27 June 2017]

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