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  • Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery
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West Bridgford
Albert Claude was born in 1890 in West Bridgford and was the eldest son of Albert an artist and photographer and Mary Gibson née Atkin, of 43, North Rd., West Bridgford, Nottingham. His father Albert was born in 1863 in Lenton and his mother Mary Atkin was born in 1865 also in Lenton. They were married in 1889 in Nottingham and went on to have 8 children all of whom were born in West Bridgford. and were :- Albert Claude b1890, Archibald b1892, Horace b1893, Cyril Atkin b1896, Clarance Gervase b1898, Jack Lawrence b1901, Norman Walter b1904 and Stanley b1906 . In the 1911 census the family are living at 43 North Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham and are shown as Albert 48 yrs an artist and photographer, he is living with his wife Mary 46 yrs and their children, Albert Claude 20 yrs an artist and photographer, Archibald 19 yrs a wood machinist, Horace 18 yrs a wood carver, Cyril Atkin 15 a stock brokers clerk, Clarence Gervase 13 yrs a scholar, Jack Lawrence 10 yrs a scholar, Norman Walter 7 yrs as scholar and Stanley 5 yrs a scholar.
15 Nov 1918
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501392 - CWGC Website
134696
Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Royal Air Force
27th Sqdn Royal Air Force. Died (see family headstone) and interred at Etaples Military Cemetery (grave ref L.C.31)
Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery: 'Also of our dear sons, Pte Clarence Gervace (sic) Gibson, 1/4th East Yorks, died Oct 25th 1918 aged 21 years, prisoner of war at Largensalza, and 2nd A.M. Albert Claude Gibson RAF, died Nov 15th 1918 aged 28 years, interred at Etaples, France, after duty nobly done. In memoriam published 20th November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GIBSON. – On November 16th, of pneumonia, in France, Albert Claude, R.A.F., late K.O.Y.L.I., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gibson, Glenwood, 43 North-road, West Bridgford. Loved by all who knew him. – Heart-broken father, mother, and brothers.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 His brother also served and died in the Great War Private Clarence Gervase Gibson, 4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, was died on 25 October 1918 aged 21 whilst a prisoner of war. Another brother, Horace, died 28 December 1915 in his 23rd year.
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  • Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery
    Albert Claude Gibson - Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Albert Claude Gibson - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Albert Claude Gibson - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand