GIBSON Francis William

Known information

Francis William Gibson was the son of Ernest and Mary Gibson of Whissendine and was born on the 27 December 1898. He was one of two Gibson men to die from Whissendine but it is not thought they were closely related. Francis enlisted in the 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 12 November 1915, and afterwards transferred to the Highland Light Infantry. He served on the Somme in France during 1916. He was drowned at Holyhead on 4 January the following year, but no more details about how he came to be at Holyhead or what happened to him are known. He is buried in the middle of Maeshyfryd Church Cemetery, Holyhead, with his grave marked by a black slate Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, and is remembered on Whissendine's war memorial.

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  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Church
  • Whissendine Church interior
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • Whissendine Memorial 1
  • Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Church Cemetery 1
  • F W Gibson 1
  • F W Gibson 2

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There's a nice site which lists all the WW1 graves in Anglesey and Holyhead - which is where I found this photo.
By cbrandal on Friday 25th July '14 at 4:28pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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