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Surname GIBSON
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Walter
Regimental Number
Unit Name 4th West Australia Mounted Infantry
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Wallace1: medical Officer, survived several shots from sniper at Pietersburg.
West Australian: to Eng. 7.1901.
B5165: Captain Medical Staff WA Defence Force.
URL1: left for Eng. 19.7.1901 aboard the 'Lake Erie' on passage home.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 414 415
Wallace1: The Australians at the Boer War page(s) 296 & 318
West Australian: West Australian newspaper date(s) 24.7.1901
B5165: National Archives of Australia series B5165
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Please email me if you can contribute any other relevant information about this person (eg any other military service, where in Australia they came from or when/where they died). Also, if you find an external link broken.

Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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