Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Derek Gibsone

In memory of:

Lieutenant George Derek Gibsone

May 29, 1944

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C.

Division:

3rd Armd. Recce. Regt.

Additional Information


Son of George Farar Gibsone and Alyne Breakey Gibsone, of Quebec City. Québec. Brother of Barbara and Elizabeth.

Commemorated on Page 315 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. E. 7.

Location:

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Entrance– Entrance - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of George Derek Gibsone– Lieutenant George Derek Gibsone Courtesy McGill University Archives
  • Press Clipping– Lieutenant George Derek Gibsone tribute Montreal Star June 13 1944 Courtesy McGill University Archives
  • Press Clipping– Lieutenant George Derek Gibsone tribute Montreal Gazette June 9 1944 Courtesy McGill University Archives

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: