Private, Richard Gibson

Private Richard Gibson, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France during the Battle of Arras on 3rd May 1917 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. He fell in an attack near the village of Monchy which enabled a cut off portion of 6th Kings Own Scottish Borderers to return to British lines. Casualties were heavy at 124 All Ranks. This was the last large scale action in the battle. The illustration shows an artist’s impression of the fierce fighting near Monchy.

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