THE FIRST TANK CREWS

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Gnr Robert Gibson was known as Roy

Posted by firsttankcrews on January 12, 2017 at 2:55 PM

According to his grandson  Chris, C5 crewman Robert Gibson was known as Roy.  He fought with Creme de Menthe on 15 September 1916 at Courcelette and probably at Thiepval eleven days later.  He continued to serve with C Battalion and then on Whippets in 3rd Light Battalion until July 1918 when he returned to England amd started flying training.  Chris also says Roy served as a observer / gunner in a Bristol Fighter. He was discharged in March 1919 and returned to his home in Bootle. 

 


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