British War Medal 1914-20 : Private W O Gibbons, 42 Battalion, AIF

Place Europe: Belgium, Wallonie, Hainaut, Ploegsteert
Accession Number RELAWM17440.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 344 Private Wilfred Owen Gibbons, born in Northwood, England. Gibbons enlisted on 17 December 1915 and saw service on the Western Front with B Company, 42 Battalion. On or about 31 May 1917 Gibbons was acting as mess orderly in the support trenches at Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium when he was hit by a shell and sustained a severe head wound. He was taken to a dressing station where he later died of his wounds on 1 June. Gibbons is buried at Pont-D'achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe.