Fred Bamforth Gibson (c.1892-1917)

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Fred Bamforth Gibson

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

GIBSON, FRED BAMFORTH. Private. No 1929. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John William and Jane Gibson, 7 Linfit Hall, Linthwaite. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Linthwaite Hall Cricket Club. Had worked as a weaver before the war but ill health had forced him out of work. Enlisted September 1914. In October, 1915, he was severely wounded in the thigh and was in hospital in England for some time. Killed in action, 21.2.1917, aged 24 years. Buried LA FERMONT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 8.
His parents received the following letter from Lieutenant Doggett of their son's Company. He wrote, 'Private Gibson was in a dugout in the front line trenches while the enemy were shelling and one shell blew in the dugout he was in. We all feel his loss very much as he was a good soldier and had been recommended for promotion.'
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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