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Coagh - Those That Served
   Lieutenant Matthew Gibson
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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 20/03/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/09/1895
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Matthew Gibson was the youngest son of Matthew and Emma Gibson. He was born 7th September 1895. The family lived at Tullyweary House, Ardtrea. Matthew was a student at Cookstown Academy and then Edinburgh University where he studied medicine. Having successfully completed his second year, he offered his services as probationer surgeon, He served on board the destroyer, H.M.S. Moresby for one year and was on board during the Battle of Jutland. He returned to Edinburgh University to complete his studies. After graduating in the summer of 1918, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps for the remainder of the war.
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1 1901 Census lists Gibson family 1901 census lists Matthew as age 5 living with the family at house 1 in Tullyweery, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Gibson family 1911 census lists Matthew as age 15 living with the family at house 2 in Tullyweery, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Details of Matthew J Gibson
4 HMS Moresby Details of HMS Moresby
5 Jutland Crew list - Moresby Lists Matthew J Gibson, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
6 Jutland Crew list - Nomad Lists David James Tosh Oswald
7 National Archives UK Possible Medal card can be purchased here
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