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Gibson, Howard Graeme

Major H. Graeme Gibson R.A.M.C., died at No. 3 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, of pneumonia following influenza, on February 12. He was the only son of Mr. A. S. Gibson of Newtown, Isle of Wight. He was educated at Felsted School, where he won Lord Rayleigh's prize for science. He matriculated at London University in 1902, and entered Guy's Hospital, where he took a keen interest in sport, playing full back for his hospital in the Rugby XV. He qualified as M.R.C.S. (England), L.R.C.P. (London) in 1907, and entered the R.A.M.C. in the same year. He served at Woolwich, Malta and in Ireland, and afterwards specialised in pathology. At the outbreak of war he was attached to the 12th Lancers, and went through the Mons retreat, being severely wounded at the first battle of Ypres. He then served in the Royal Army Medical College for two years, where he did valuable work, and was mentioned in dispatches. In November, 1917, he returned to France, and was again mentioned, and received his brevet majority on January 1, 1918. At the time of his death he was Assistant Adviser in Pathology, B.E.F., and contracted his last illness while engaged in his work of investigation. In 1911 he married Ethel Beatrice, elder daughter of Brigadier-General Winter, C.B., C.M.G., and leaves one child, a daughter born in April, 1915. The Times 24 Feb 1919

Biographical

Surname(s)Gibson
First name(s)Howard Graeme
Date of birth20 May 1883
Place of birthWoolwich
Family detailsSon of Arthur Stanley and Mary Gibson of Elmsleigh, Barnstaple; husband of E. B. Gibson
Previous educationFelstead School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1902-1907
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsL.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., January 1907
Military unitR.A.M.C.
Date enlisted1907
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death12 February 1919
Age at death35
Rank at deathMajor
Place of deathNo. 2. Stationary Hospital, Abbeville
Cause of deathInfluenza
Burial placeAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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