Cecil Arthur Gibbs




Oct 15, 1894

Born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England


Feb 5, 1916

Attested into the 136th Battalion at Port Hope Ontario 

Ø      Number 805328
Ø      Next of Kin given as Fred Couch (foster father) of Newcastle Ontario
Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer
Ø      Religion given as Methodist
Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


Mar 28, 1917

Embarked the SS Saxonia at Halifax with the 191st and 204th Battalions


Apr 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Apr 8, 1917

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jun 19, 1917

Sent with a draft to join the 21st Battalion


Feb 5, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


May 4, 1918

Promoted to rank of Lance Corporal


Aug 2, 1918

Promoted to rank of Corporal


Aug 10, 1918

Given 14 days leave


Aug 27, 1918

Returned to duty from leave


Sep 24, 1918

Wounded in neck, chest and back by shrapnel


Oct 12, 1918

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Seaford


Mar 6, 1919

SOS 21st Battalion and TOS 6th Reserve Battalion


Apr 10, 1919

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion and posted to MD #3 Wing pending return to Canada


May 3, 1919

Embarked the HTM Mauretania for Canada


SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) on return to Canada


May 9, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax and proceeded to Kingston ON


May 12, 1919

SOS the CEF at Kingston ON 

Ø      Address on discharge – Port Hope ON


Aug 12, 1949 Deceased at Toronto

Cecil Arthur Gibbs
Prospect Cemetery
Toronto ON


Information and photos supplied by Ken Gibbs, son of Cecil Gibbs.


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