1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 32703 George Henry Gibson
- Age: 20
- From: Haslington Cheshire
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
- D.O.W Wednesday 2nd August 1916
- Commemorated at: Corbie Cc Ext
Panel Ref: II.A.28
George Henry Gibson was born in 1896 in Haslington, Cheshire and was baptised on the 26th July, 1896 at Wheelock, Cheshire. He was the son of Arthur and Jessie of Bold Street, Haslington.
The 1911 Census shows the family living at 9 Oakland Avenue, Haslington, Cheshire.
The father Arthur aged 53, born 1858 occupation Mill machinist and was born in Wheelock, Cheshire. His wife Jesse aged 48, born 1863 is a dressmaker born in Wybanbury, Cheshire. They have been married for 31 years and have had 10 children of which two died. Arthur aged 30, born 1881 is a labourer at Crewe Hall and was born on Haslington, Harry aged 14, born 1897 is a farm labourer, Wilfred aged 12, born 1899 are both born in Wheelock. Their daughter Hettie aged 21, born 1890 is married to Alfred Davies aged 22, born 1889 who is employed as a forge-man for a railway company and their son Frank born 1911 are also living at the address.
He enlisted in Crewe and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 32703 when he died of wounds on 2nd August, 1916 aged 20 during the attack the attack on the village of Guillemont part of the ongoing Somme offensive.
He now lies in Corbie CC Ext, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
He is also commemorated on the Haslington Church War Memorial Cheshire.
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Baptismal records show George Henry was born in 1896 and the Census records hold the year 1897.
Killed On This Day.(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
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