posted on 2024-01-15, 09:04authored byLest We Forget Project Team
Joseph was a private in the Essex Regiment Royal Fusiliers. He took a bullet through the thigh in 1917 and was invalided out of the war, ambulanced back to the UK. He survived, and died in 1959.
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Medals x 4:
-Silver and gold circular of the Essex Regiment
-3 row medal inscribed 'Gibbs, Royal Fusiliers'
-Two crossed rifles
-Cap badge, with broken clasp
Photograph of Gibbs with his mother in the summer of 1950
Knife from the US that Gibbs obtained during his service during the war, and which is now part of the family DIY took kit