Forbes Gibb Private - 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders


  • Last name:Gibb
  • Initials:F.
  • Nationality:Great Britain
  • Date of birth:19-08-1921
  • Place of birth:Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
  • Homeland:Great Britain
  • Age :23
  • Family:Son of Alexander Roger and Catherine Ann Gibb, of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Forbes Gibb was a baker by profession. He worked in the family owned bakery in Mid Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. He joined the service as a Signaler in the Royal Engineers.
  • Army number:2380576
  • Rank:Private
  • Unit:1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders
  • Division:51st (Highland) Division
  • Details:Forbes Gibb was killed during the early stages of operation Ascot. When his platoon was waiting for the start of the assault on the canals there were hit by a German grenade. Eight Gordon Highlanders, including Forbes Gibb where killed
  • Deceased on:14-11-1944
  • Place Cemetery: Nederweert
  • Cemetery Name: Nederweert War Cemetery
  • Land Cemetery: Netherlands
  • Plot Cemetery: II
  • Row Cemetery: C
  • Number Cemetery: 7
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