Charles Methven Gibson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 14.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.L.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 10.07.1896
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 'Linfield' Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Student
  • Mother:

    Bella Gibson, “Dalbrack” Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    William Gibson

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More about Charles Methven Gibson

Charles was the brother of 2nd Lieutenant James Guthrie Gibson, 3rd Battalion Cameron Highlanders who died of wounds as a prisoner of war, 12.09.1917.

Charles Methven Gibson   Second Lieutenant   Black Watch


Lieutenant Charles Methven Gibson, second son of the late Mr William Gibson, jun., and of Mrs Gibson, Linfield, West Ferry, has fallen.  The original message received by Mrs Gibson from the Record Office, Perth, was that her son was wounded and missing since last Sunday, but last evening a second message came to hand announcing that he was now reported killed.  Lieutenant Gibson went to the front just a year ago, and had been more or less in the fighting ever since.

He was educated at Broughty Ferry and Glenalmond College, where he was a member of the O.T.C.  He thereafter went to an agricultural college in England, and while a student there he volunteered for service shortly after the outbreak of war.  The deceased officer had recently attained his 21st birthday.  His elder brother, Lieutenant Guthrie Gibson, is attached to the Cameron Highlanders.

Dundee Courier 20th October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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