Biography of Private George Frederick Gibson (16408)
3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 28th July 1915


  • Name: George Frederick Gibson
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Tom Lambert Gibson
  • DOB: 17th March 1863
  • Place of Birth: Loughton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Groom and Gardener (Not Domestic)


  • Name: Sarah Bagguley
  • DOB: 1st June 1861
  • Place Of Birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage: 1884 Sheffield District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Mary Elizabeth Gibson, 1884, Sheffield
  • Harry Gibson, 1886, Sheffield (Died 1886)
  • Annie Gibson, 1888, Sheffield
  • Caroline Gibson, 1890, Sheffield
  • George Frederick Gibson, 1893, Billingborough
  • Gertrude Louisa Gibson, 1895, Billingborough
  • Emily Gibson, 1898, Billingborough
  • Harry Gibson, 1899, Billingborough
  • Walter Gibson, 1902, Billingboroug
  • Plus 3 more whose names is unknown taken from the 1911 census


  • 1901: George is living with his parents on Fen Drove, Billingborough, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with the Cope family at North kyme, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a waggoner on farm.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 7th August 1915
    DEATH OF A SOLDIER IN TRAINING – Private Fred Gibson, who was in training with the 3rd Lincolns at Weelsby Camp, Grimsby, has succumbed to an attack of pneumonia, following upon a severe cold.  He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibson, of Vine-street, and was 22 years of age.  His keenness for soldiering was marked by his perseverance, for, after being rejected twice, on  account, it was said, of his eyesight, he was accepted.  He was at home a week or week before his death, looking the picture of health and happiness, and his unexpected demise came as a great shock to his friends, for whom much sympathy is felt.  He was buried at Grimsby on Monday, and was accorded a militay funeral.  His parents and two sisters were present.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Frederick Gibson, 16408, 3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 28th July 1915 in the Theatre of War at Home.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father Tom


  • None found



  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private George Frederick Gibson, 16408, 3rd Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 28 July 1915 Age 22
  • Son of Thomas and Sarah Gibson, of Vine St., Billingborough.
  • Remembered with honour, Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery
  • Grave 42. D. 1.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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