Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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26/07/2017 In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my brother: Henry Alfred Gibson, 13 Alaska Street, Belfast, Ireland. 28157 Private James Gibson, Royal Inniskillings.
26/07/2017 Last Will and Testament of Private James Gibson:
26/07/2017 The CWGC record Private James Gibson as the brother of Henry Gibson of 13 Alaska Street, Belfast.
26/07/2017 Private Gibson was one of three men who were killed in action on this day, whose bodies couldn’t be recovered. None of them has a known grave and are commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Bay 6. The others were John Veysey, an Englishman from Berkshire who had transferred to the Royal Inniskillings, and John McCullough from Ardstraw, County Tyrone.
26/07/2017 Private James Gibson has no known grave and is commemorated on Arras Memorial.
26/07/2017 In his will, Private Gibson left all to his brother.
26/07/2017 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.
26/07/2017 James enlisted in Hamilton while he was living and working in Scotland.
26/07/2017 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.
25/07/2017 James Gibson was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown about 1897.
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