Corporal James Gibson. R/73.
James was born to John & Adelaide in July 1892 in Northampton one of 4 children. Between 1901 & 1911 his family moved to Hunter Street Rugby his father was a stonemason.
He became an apprentice at BTH and completed it in May 1913.
He joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps on the 2 September 1914 on a 3 year short service attestation and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion and later the 7th.
He died on the 7 August 1915 of war wounds at ‘The Action of Hooge’ at Flanders and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery. He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, Victory Medal & British War Medal.
At the age of 23 he was one of 12,840 men who lost their lives at the battle.
RUGBY REMEMBERS HIM