John Albert Gibson

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Albert
Last Name: 
Gibson
Mother's Name: 
Margaret (nee Snedden)
Father's Name: 
John Gibson
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, January 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, July 17, 1950
Place of Death: 
Wollongong Hospital
Details: 

John Gibson (Service No 5095) was born in Wallsend about 1887 and at the time of enlistment was a single 28 year old miner from Corrimal.
He embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor on 9th April 1916 with 16th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion.

He joined the battalion in France on 10th August 1916. On 22nd September 1916 he was detatched to a tunnelling company but returned to 2nd Battalion on 22nd October 1916. On 9th November he was wounded in action and was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right knee and returned to the front on 15th October 1917 where he saw service until the end of the war.

John returned to Australia in April 1919 and was discharged on 26th July 1919. He returned to the mines and joined the Corrimal R S L. John did not marry and died in Wollongong Hospital after a long illness in July, 1950.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GIBSON J A

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