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28157   Private James Gibson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 18/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James Gibson was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown about 1897. On enlistment he named his brother Henry as next of kin, which would indicate that both parents were dead by then. Henry lived at 13 Alaska Street, Belfast. James enlisted in Hamilton while he was living and working in Scotland. Private James Gibson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. James when he was killed in action on Friday 18th May 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 6
CWGC Casualty 1558314
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 201
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James Gibson
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023