|1. Memorial:||Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amiens||C. 116.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.123|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||17D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 2nd R.M. Bn. Royal Marine Light Infantry|
|Action : The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions|
21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.
3/11/1917 - Lt Gibbons joins the Battalion. No record of him being wounded or killed
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lord Warden No. 1096 E.C.||East Kent|
3rd April 1917
3rd April 1917
His record in the register of the Lodge at the United Grand Lodge of England shows that he joined Lord Warden lodge from Lodge No. 173, Grand Lodge of Egypt. The annotation is that he was "Killed in Action 1918".
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley