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George Henry Gibson (1881-1917)

Miner from Hetton-le-Hole served with 18th DLI commemorated on the Arras Memorial

George Gibson was born in Murton, Sunderland in 1881, the son of Thomas and Jane Ann Gibson. Later he lived in Hetton-le-Hole where he worked as a coal miner. In 1903 he married Elizabeth Ellen Maughan and they had six children.

On 7 September 1914 he enlisted at Sunderland in the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and arrived in France on 11th September 1915. He was wounded in the thigh on 3rd October 1915 and was repatriated to England. He returned to France in 1916 and was wounded in the thigh again in June and October. On 14th November 1916 he returned to France again and was killed on 9 May 1917 probably at the Battle of Bullecourt.

Civil Parish: Hetton le Hole

Birth date: 1881

Death date: 9-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 26 Princess Street, East Murton (1891 Census)
Bradley Terrace, Hetton-le-Hole (1901 Census)
34 Fairy Street, Hetton-le-Hole, Sunderland (1911 Census)

Employment: Coal Miner (1901 & 1911 Census)

Family: Father: Thomas Gibson
Mother: Jane Ann Gibson (nee Hall)
Siblings: John Reed, Margaret Ann, Thomas William & Henry Halliday Gibson
Wife: Elizabeth Ellen Gibson (nee Maughan)
Children: Robert, Thomas, Jane, George, Edward & John Gibson

Military service:

Enlisted at Sunderland on 7th September 1914
18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Regimental Number: 14428

Medal(s): 1914-1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, Bay 8
DLI Book of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral
1914-1918 Memorial, Hetton-le-Hole Working Men’s Club

Gender: Male

Contributed by john Edwards

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