5504547 Andrew GIBSON, 60 Mechanical Equipment Platoon RE: 27/12/1944

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    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Sapper Andrew Gibson, R.E., 5504547, 60 Mechanical Equipment Platoon.

    Sapper Andrew Gibson of Bracknell, Berkshire gave his life in Italy on 27 December 1944. His inal resting place is in Florence War Cemetery, Italy.

    At the time of his death his home address was 4 The Terrace, Rochdale Road, Bracknell, Berkshire. Previously the family had lived at 94 Bransty Road, Bransty, Whitehaven, Cumberland where he had received his education.

    The Gibsons had been well known in Whitehaven where his father, Mr William Gibson, had managed both the Theatre Royal and the Gaiety Cinema.

    CWGC Citation
    Andrew Gibson

    Casualty Details
    Initials: A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sapper
    Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
    Unit Text: 60 Mechanical Equipment Platoon
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 27/12/1944
    Service No: 5504547

    Additional information:
    Son of William and Phyllis Gibson, of Bracknell, Berkshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. J. 4.
    Cemetery: FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy

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