Camden Remembers
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
Edward GIBSON (Private 2421)
Camden RSL Flame Birth: 1892 London, England
Death: 13 Apr 1917 (age 25) 45th Casualty Clearing Station near Bullecourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial: Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France
                                      Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park Camden

Father: Charles Alfred GIBSON ( - 1938)
Mother: Norah ( - 1945)

Edward's family was living at North Sydney. His occupation was Officer in the Mercantile Marine when he enlisted at North Sydney in February 1916 and served in the 13th Battalion A.I.F.

He departed Sydney on the 'Anchises' 24 August 1916 and arrived in France via England on 12 March 1917.

His Will states "I Edward Gibson of the Australian Infantry Forces bequeath the sum of twenty five pounds to my sister Sybil to train her voice in singing. I leave a similiar sum of money to my sister Norah for a Wedding gift if she marries if she does not marry the money will be handed to her on her twenty first birthday. The above sums are to be taken from my insurance policy money the remainder of the insurance money also other moneys and property I leave to my dear mother for her sole use I make my brothers Charles and Herbert my sole executors."

Edward's brother (Private 4947) William Gibson was killed in action at Frommels France on 20 July 1916 age 21

Private Edward GIBSON died from gunshot wounds to his left leg and right thigh received in the field in France on 11 April 1917 age 25.