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Arthur Gordon (Gibby) Gibson (1892–1915)

It is with much regret (says ‘The Educational Record') that we have to record the death of a young teacher of exceptional promise, Mr A. G. Gordon Gibson who, at the age of little more than 23 years, was recently killed at the Dardanelles while engaged in military service for the Empire. Mr Gibson entered our Training College the beginning of 1908 and completed his course of training with much credit. He served very efficiently for a period of two years on the staff of the Battery Point school (Albuera Street) and was subsequently appointed assistant teacher at Zeehan (East) school in which position he amply justified the department's confident expectations. He was popular both in and out of school, having fine natural gifts, and being much esteemed for his personal qualities. He excelled in athletics, had a good and well cultivated voice and his services as a vocalist and pianist, which were generously made available for any good cause, were much appreciated by the public. The department and the State can ill afford to lose young men so capable and so promising.

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'Gibson, Arthur Gordon (Gibby) (1892–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia


2 May, 1915 (aged ~ 23)
Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service