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Major Thomas George Gibson


Harrogate Herald - 4th April 1917

The marriage of Major Thomas George Gibson, of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals), second son of Dr Gibson, JP, [Charles Gibson, MD, JP, Woodcote, 5 Beech Grove] of Beech Grove, Harrogate, to Miss Betty Cousins, only daughter of Mr and Mrs H R Cousins, [Henry R Cousins, 1 Lead Hall Drive] of Harrogate, took place on Wednesday, the 28th inst., very quietly, at St Philip's Church, Kensington, by the Vicar, the Rev Marling Roberts, MA. The bridegroom was in the Cadet Corps at Epsom College, and when at Cambridge, where he graduated in law, was in the University Volunteers OTC. After being admitted as a solicitor, he obtained an appointment in the legal department of HM Customs, London. On the outbreak of war he offered his services, and was immediately given a commission. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of Colonel and Mrs Riddell, the uncle and aunt of the bride, where numerous and handsome presents were on view.


Harrogate Herald - 26th December 1917

Military Honours

Temp Major Thomas George Gibson, 15th West Yorks, Leeds Pals, has been mentioned in despatches. He joined the Army on the outbreak of the war, and has been almost the whole time on active service. He was slightly wounded, but kept on duty. He has also soon service in Egypt. He is probably the only one of the officers of the original battalion left. He is the second son of Dr Charles Gibson, JP, and Mrs Gibson, of Beech Grove, Harrogate.