Great War Dundee
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Alexander Ogg Gibson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/12073
- Rank: Rifleman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 27.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 81 to 84
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kirriemuir
- Address: 15 Baxter Park Tce, Dundee
- Occupation: Clerk
Betsy Gibson, 15 Baxter Park Tce, Dundee
Miss Mary O. Gibson, & Jack Martin Gibson, 15 Baxter Park Tce, Dundee
More about Alexander Ogg Gibson
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Jack Marin Gibson 315865, 13th Battalion, Black Watch, who died 25.04.1918.
Rifleman Gibson held the 1914 Star. He was a clerk previous to enlisting. A corporal writing home said: “He was last seen taking a German machine-gun team single-handed.” Alexander was one of only two brothers of the Misses Gibson, 15 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee.
Alexander Ogg Gibson S/12073 Rifle Brigade
GIBSON―Fell in action, 27th March 1918, aged 25. Alex. O. Gibson (Sandy), Rifle Brigade, son of the late Betsy and David Gibson, and brother of Jack and the Misses Gibson, 15 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 27th April 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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