CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Ralph Burgess 'Gibby' Gibson
Died: August 3, 1962

Regimental Number:
110186
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
5th CE Battalion
Company:
Headquarters
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Thomas Alexander Gibson, father. 423 Walmer Road, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
423 Walmer Road, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Student at Law
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Niagara Camp, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
August 11, 1915
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 3, 1962
Age at Death:
68
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
83rd Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Engineers 5th CE Battalion Headquarters
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 83rd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 123rd Battalion D Company
Lance Sergeant Canadian Infantry 83rd Battalion

Son of Thomas Alexander Gibson and Margaret Gourlay Gibson (nee Burgess); husband of Doris Sophia Gibson (nee Benedict) married April 30, 1924

Later CO of QOR, Brigadier and Major-General.  Was appointed a Commissioner of the Canadian Penitentiary Board and published a report entitled 'Report Regarding the Penitentiary System in Canada' in 1947

See Newspaper article here showing the award of the Companion of the Bath 

Awards and Decorations
Colonial Auxillary Forces Officer Decoration
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List
Military Cross
Military Medal