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Gibsone, J C


John Charles Gibsone

Private John Charles Gibsone
49th Battalion,Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

The youngest son of the late Lt-Colonel Gibsone, of Sandown Villa, St Aubin's Road.

Death not confirmed until nearly a year later.
Killied in action, aged 25 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 12 March 1917

Roll of Honour. Miss N Gibsone of Sandown Villa, St Aubins Road, has been informed by the Canadian Record Office that the Military Council have been regretfully constrained to conclude that Private J C Gibsone of the 49th Battalion of Canadians is dead and that his death took place on or since 5 June 1916. The following condolence has also been sent by the King "The King commands me to assure you of the true sympathy of His Majesty and the Queen in your sorrow. Derby, Secretary of State for War". In previous correspondence the bereaved sisters were informed that their youngest brother was last seen to jump the parapet of a trench to engage the enemy, but from that moment he was neither seen nor heard of. The above communication from the official source is, apparently, considered to be final. Private J C Gibsone was the youngest son of the late Lieutenant Colonel Gibsone. We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family.

At 8pm every evening, the Last Post is played inside the Menin Gate in remembrance.