Saturday, March 26, 2016

Souvenir Saturday: Gibson

Finlay Gibson, 1841-1924, married Annie Bell 1881 Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland. Finlay was born in St George's, in the London district called Borough. He lies buried at New Street Cemetery, Stevenston.

He and Annie had the following children:
Annie, Catherine, Mary, Margaret and William Finlay who died in 1911 aged 22.

His military service record reveals:
448 Pte Finlay Gibson  Discharged 22 June 1880.  In Service Corps (15th Hussars).  Chelsea Pension Number 81207a.  Served India, Afghanistan.  Born St Georges; East London. Age at discharge 39.  Height 5'6".  Hair Grey. Eyes Brown.  Intended place of residence: Stevenston  Ayrshire. Civilian occupation: Parasol Maker.

Medal Entitlement: Afghan Medal  (below)

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