(Abt 1884-1917)


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Ellen Elizabeth PETERS

Frank GIBSON 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1884, Saint Osyth, Essex 1 2
  • Marriage: Ellen Elizabeth PETERS in 1908 1
  • Died: 23 Apr 1917, France aged about 33 3
  • Buried: Bay 5, Arras Memorial, Arras, France 4

bullet   Cause of his death was Killed in action.3


bullet  Burial Notes:

Frank was killed in action and, we believe, his body was never recovered. He is mentioned among the list of casualties at Arras Memorial in Arras, France.


bullet  Events

On 2 Apr 1911 he appeared on the census in Colchester Road, Saint Osyth, Essex as a 27-year-old domestic gardener. 2

He served as a private in the first battalion, Warwickshire regiment. 3


Frank married Ellen Elizabeth PETERS, daughter of Arthur PETERS and Rebecca Elizabeth BEALES, in 1908.1 (Ellen Elizabeth PETERS was born about 1889 in Saint Osyth, Essex 2 5 6.)


Their marriage was registered during the quarter ended Dec 1908 at the Tendring registration district, with GRO reference vol 4a, page 1229. 1



1 FreeBMD, "Marriage indices," database( : accessed 19 May 2012), entry for Frank Gibson and Ellen Elizabeth Peters, volume 4a, page 1229, Dec quarter 1908, Tendring district; citing the General Register Office's England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes.

2 1911 Census of England and Wales, Colchester Road St Osyth Essex, Frank Gibson; digital images( : accessed 19 May 2012); citing RG 78 PN 538, RG 14 PN 10224, registration district (RD) 197 (Tendring), sub district (SD) 1 (Clacton), enumeration district (ED) 3, schedule number (SN) 33.

3 British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd. database( : accessed 19 May 2012), Entry for Frank Gibson; Original data: British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd.

4 Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Casualties in the two World Wars," database ( : accessed 19 May 2012), Entry for Frank Gibson.

5 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall, FreeBMD Web Site.

6 1901 Census of England, St. Osyth, Essex, folio 108, page 7, Arthur PETERS; digital images( : accessed 20 Dec 2009); citing PRO RG 13/1694.

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