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ARTHUR GIBBONS

ELDEST SON OF ALBERT AND ELLEN GIBBONS

OF PETERBOROUGH ROAD CASTOR

 

Arthur joined the army soon after hostilities began in 1939 and served with the Royal Engineers. When the Battle of Britain was at its height he was stationed at Dover but was later transferred to the ‘Eighth Army’ in the desert and on into Italy with his unit. After the D. Day landings he was sent to France staying there until peace was declared.

            In spite of all the action in which he was involved he returned home relatively unscathed.