William Gibbons killed on 1 September 1918

From the Andover Advertiser, 25 October 1918

Much sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Henry Gibbons on the loss through being killed in action of their youngest son, William, at the age of 24 years.  On 12th January 1915, he joined the A.S.C. but was later transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry, in whose ranks he fell.

He had been in France for more than 3 years, and had not had leave for 12 months, so that his relatives were eagerly looking forward to seeing him. Their hopes, however, were blighted about a fortnight ago when the War Office wrote to say that he was killed on 1st September.

Mr and Mrs Gibbons have three other sons serving: all are in France, and it is our sincere wish that they will be spared to return.

At the parish church on Sunday, a memorial service was held for the deceased, also for Hector Hibberd, whose death in France we reported recently.

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