Military
War Memorial File

GUNNER THOMAS WILLIAM GIBSON.

Royal Artillery.

Service number; 914882.

Died on Wednesday, June 30th 1943.

Aged 29 years.


COMMEMORATION:

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
Thailand.
Coll. grave 6. B. 70 - 74.

GUNNER THOMAS WILLIAM GIBSON.

Died June 30 1943, aged 29 years.

Son of Thomas and Laura Gibson, husband of Alison B. Gibson, of Branksome, Dorset.

Thomas served as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery and was later attached to the 18th Indian Division. He was posted to Singapore and taken prisoner by the Japanese. Later he was sent to work on the notorious Burma - Siam railway.

He died while in Japanese hands and was buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

Tom came to live at Castor when his widowed mother, Laura, married Charles Baker who was groom for Major Pelham, of “The Cedars.” Laura was the district nurse in Castor. The family home was in High Street, Castor.

There is a memorial stone in Castor churchyard with the following inscription :

Gunner Thomas William Gibson
Died June 30th 1943
P. O. W. in Japanese hands
Aged 29 years.