Percy William Gibbons was the son of R. T. Gibbons and uncle to Archibald Gibbons. He enlisted with the 44th Battalion on June 29, 1916, with deployment to France following soon after his training at Camp Hughes in Manitoba. Later on he would become part of the 27th Battalion. His attestation papers are available here.

Married to Daisy (Eglese) Gibbons, Percy was father to four children pictured below.

middle back row: Daisy Gibbons left to right front row: Mabel, Frances Wilomenea, Constance Isabella OR Maud, Charles

Prior to enlisting, Percy had worked as a clerk for both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the City of Fort William.  The following letter was received by his wife in November 1916.


Percy Gibbons was killed in action on October 9 1918 in Northern France and buried at Ramillies British Cemetery in Nord, France. His name is listed in the Books of Remembrance located in Ottawa at the Peace Tower.

Burial Register_ALE
Source: Ancestry Library Edition – Canada, CEF Burial Registers, First World War, 1914-1919

The story of Percy William Gibbons has been contributed to the project by his grandson, Dave Gibbons of Thunder Bay, Ontario.