Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joseph Ernest Gibbs

In memory of:

Gunner Joseph Ernest Gibbs

June 2, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

313892

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

32nd Bty. 8th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

October 7, 1892

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Gibbs, of Birmingham.

Commemorated on Page 243 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. J. 8.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 16, 1917. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y162uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of July 5, 1917. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y178uvic#page/n0/mode/1up

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