|Place||Europe: Belgium, Wallonie, Hainaut, Ploegsteert|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1920|
First World War, 1914-1918
British War Medal 1914-20 : Private W O Gibbons, 42 Battalion, AIF
British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.
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.