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Repulse II

Driver Gibben's Poem 1915 "A sick soldier's call to arms"

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Repulse II

Hey all.

I hope this is in the right place.

According to the Dover Express, Driver S W Gibbens 1st Kent Battery, RFA wrote a poem called "A sick soldier's call to arms", the sale of copies of which went to home front hospitals (Dover at least) to provide strawberries and cigarettes for their patients.  I wondered if anyone knows the poem, I can't find a copy anywhere. 

 

Thanks.



 

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Uncle George

Hi

 

How do we know that Driver Gibbens served with the 1st Kent Battery? We have an address for him - is he in the 1911 census? I've had a quick look at  Medal Index Cards but can't seem to find him. 

 

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P.S. - I meant to say,  welcome to the Forum!

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helpjpl

Haven't found his poem but this may be of interest.

 

1348 Driver Stephen W Gibbens 3rd H.C. Bde, R.F.A., awarded Silver War Badge No. 29622 - Sickness.

Date of Enlistment:  15 June 1914

Date of Discharge:  13 November 1916

Served overseas.

 

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Edit:

Send an email here?:

http://kentww1.com/dover/

 

JP

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to add kentww1 link

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Repulse II

Thanks for the feedback, all.

I'll follow those leads... will see if the IWM have anything in their archive.  Pieces of printed paper are so temporary, aren't they.

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