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Second Lieutenant Arthur Lionel Gibson


Claro Times 6th March 1915

Photo Mr A L Gibson, of Ripon Road, Harrogate, who has been granted a commission after enlisting as a Private.


Claro Times 6th March 1915

Mr Arthur Lionel Gibson, elder son of Mr and Mrs J Gibson, Winterton, Ripon Road, has been granted a commission in the 7th (Duke of Wellington's) West Riding Regiment, now stationed at Doncaster, and will take up his duties immediately. Early in September he joined the 1st West Riding Field Ambulance as a Private. His parents are prominent members of the Congregational Church, and Mr Gibson has recently retired from the presidency of the Sunday School Union.

Simultaneous with the above announcement comes that of the new Lieutenants engagement to Miss Gertrude Constance Webster, younger daughter of Mr J W Webster, Hill Crest, Upper Armley, Leeds.


Ackrills 1915/91

Lt Gibson, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Gibson, of Winterton, Ripon Road, Harrogate.


Harrogate Herald - 30th June 1915

Lieutenant Gibson, of the 7th West Riding Duke of Wellington's Regiment, is a son of Mrs Gibson, of Ripon Road, Harrogate. Lieutenant Clubb was gazetted to the 2/5th West Yorks Regiment in September, and is the son of Mrs Clubb, of Rydal, Kent Road, Harrogate. Second Lieutenant D H Drake is a son of Mr Fred Drake, West End Avenue, and the town cricketer and Harrogate Old Boys' forward. He received a commission in the 10th

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Claro Times - 13th August 1915

Photo - News has been received of the death in action of Mr A L Gibson, of Harrogate, who enlisted as a private and afterwards received a commission.


Claro Times - 13th August 1915

Deep sympathy will be felt with Mr and Mrs Joseph Gibson, of Winterton, 33 Ripon Road, Harrogate, in their sad bereavement in the death at the Front of their son, Second Lieutenant Arthur Lionel Gibson, B Company, 7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

The first intimation was received on Tuesday evening, in the shape of a telegram from the War Office, which stated that Second Lieutenant Gibson was killed in action on August 8th.

A letter was received on Wednesday from a fellow-officer of Lieutenant Gibson's, who expressed his deep sympathy with Mr and Mrs Gibson in the loss which they had sustained. He had always been most popular, he stated, and was a great favourite not only in his company, but in the whole battalion. He was almost worshipped by his men, the writer added.

The deceased officer joined the 1st West Riding Field Ambulance in September, as a Private, but in March was given a commission in the 7th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. He went to the Front in April.

Before enlisting, he was employed at Messrs John V Godwin and Company, Bradford, and was very well-known in Harrogate, where his loss will be very deeply felt by a large circle of friends. He was a popular member and player with the Harrogate Old Boys Football Club.



7th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Second Lieutenant Arthur Lionel Gibson

Died : 8th August 1915




In Memory of


Second Lieutenant 1st 7th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) who died on Sunday, 8th August 1915. Age 24.

Additional Information:

Son of Joseph and Mabel Gibson, of "Winterton," 33, Ripon Rd., Harrogate.

Commemorative Information


COLNE VALLEY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Grave Reference/Panel Number:

D. 5.


Harrogate Herald 5th May 1920

Wednesday Gossip

There was a solemn dedication by the Vicar of St Luke's of a solid silver pence box as a war memorial to the members of the Harrogate Branch of the United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association at the George Hotel on Saturday night. The names of the fallen on the urn were Second Lieutenant A L Gibson and Gunner J Clelland, both of whom were members, and among the names of the 22 members who served were those of the Hon. E Wood, MP, and Major A B Boyd Carpenter, MP, who are vice-presidents. In dedicating the urn, the Rev S T Dawson, who was subsequently referred to as their "chaplain", attributed the qualities of courage, sympathy, and self-sacrifice to the memorial which is to receive "pence" for the support of the Association's charitable work. On the urn was inscribed the words "Schools and Benevolent Pence Box, UKCTS, Harrogate Branch".