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John Robert Gibb


Douglas Gow

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I'am researching  John Robert Gibb, he was in the 2nd Bn of the Scots Guards, service No 12518, and served in France and Belgium . He survived the war and died post discharge in 1920. He is buried in Brechin Cemetery and commemorated by CWGC .  I would like to know more about his service and  his 1914/15 Star medal , and any illness that affected his health after the war. Any information greatly appreciated. 

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21 minutes ago, Douglas Gow said:

I'am researching  John Robert Gibb, he was in the 2nd Bn of the Scots Guards and served in F 

Hi Douglas.

Have you looked at the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards, War Diaries which will hold a great deal of information on the activities of the unit. These are free to download once registered.

1st October 1914 to 31st July 1915 https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352419

1st August 1915 to 28th February 1919 https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7351852

John's Medal Index Cards and Medal Rolls are held at Ancestry. These list the 1914-1915 Star, qualified on the 2nd June 1915 when entering France. the Theatre of War. Also awarded are the Victory Medal and British War Medal.

Also held is the Silver War Badge Roll recording enlistment on the 8th June 1914 and discharge 13th June 1919 due to a Tubercular Spine. 

John's pension cards are also held at Ancestry.

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I have sent you a personal message.

In the mean time:

Since he was serving in the Scots Guards you will find his soldier's record and an entry in the enlistment register both at Find My Past. he joined up with his cousin who has either the next or the previous serial number.

RM

Edit:

If you haven't read it already you might like to look at this thread:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/252709-enlistment-attestation-dates-and-places-the-gibb-family/#comment-2554632

 

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