Private William Gibson

21 Sep 1944

William Gibson, son of James and Helen Gibson, of Portobello, Midlothian; husband of Charlotte Gibson, of Portobello, enlisted in the The King’s Own Scottish Borderers and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Gibson successfully completed his glider training and was posted to Headquarters (Signals), 7th (Airborne) Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Gibson was killed in action, aged 29, on 21 September 1944 near the junction of Oranjeweg and Bothaweg, Oosterbeek and was given a field burial in an isolated mass grave beside a field in Oosterbeek. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 28 August 1945.

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