|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||1497 & 200105||5th & 7th Battalions|
Maurice, whose parents were parents were William and Elizabeth Gibson. was born at Crich but lived most of his life at Derby. He worked as a moulder at Simpson & Knightons, Derby. Enlisting as a territorial at Derby aged seventeen in February 1912, two years before the war started he was embodied for service in August 1914. During 1915 he was injured twice with gunshot wounds.In March 1916 he was attached to the machine gun section; the following July he was initially reported as wounded and missing, only to be subsequently recorded killed in action. His burial was reported by the O.C. Graves Registration Units in May 1917. He was killed in action at Gommecourt, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Gommecourt Wood Cemetery, France.
Army Service Record
John Maurice Gibson attested at Derby 1 Feb 1912. He was aged 17 years 8 months, height 5ft 4in, born at Crich, a moulder with Simpson & Knightons, Parliament Square, Derby, living at 64 Bayer Street.
His siblings were: brother William Gibson 30, of 64 Boyer St Derby; brother Joseph Gibson 32, of 61 Bridge St Belper; sister Mary Victoria Gibson 22, 5 Railway Terrace Derby. No parents were recorded.
1/2/12 Posted to training
1913 Annual training
5/8/14 Embodied Service
26/2/15 Southampton, Havre
1/3/15 In France
19/6/15 In the Field gun shot wound
26/6/15 In the Field gun shot wound
2/3/16 In the Field attached to Bde M.G. Section
1/7/16 Wounded in action; wounded and missing
1/7/16 Killed in action. Burial reported by O.C. Graves Registration Units 14/5/17
Receipt for Victory and British War medals dated 11/1/22 was signed by M Hollingsworth.
Receipt for 1914-15 Star Medal was signed by W. Gibson.
Medal Index Record
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 1/3/15.
|Name||GIBSON John Maurice|
|Regiment/Service||Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|Date of Death||01/07/16|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||II H. 19|
|Cemetery||GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS|
Soldiers' Effects Book
John Maurice Gibbon;1/5th Bn Notts & Derby; Private 1497 ; killed 1.7.16 on or since; War Gratuity £8 10s 0d; paid out to:
13.11.17 grandmother Maria Hollingsworth £16 6s 11d
16.10.19 grandmother Maria Hollingsworth £8 10s 0d
|William||Gibson||Head||37||Pattern maker, wood||Derby|
RG13 piece 3221 folio 71 page 12
|John Maurice||Gibson||g.son||15||Iron moulder||Crich|
RG14PN20984 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED13 SN127