Gibson, Robert

Regimental Number: 63404
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 13th Battalion

Robert was born in Acrise, Kent, England on March 9, 1891. He filed on a homestead at 33-74-8-W6 in 1914. Robert enlisted in the Canadian army shortly afterward and served as a sniper until he sustained a serious injury. In April of 1916, at Hill 60, a shell exploded in front of him and he suffered from shrapnel wounds in his shoulder and left eye. Robert lost sight in that eye and spent the rest of the war in England. After being discharged, he returned to the South Peace. Robert died in 1931.

Sources: La Glace Yesterday and Today, p. 313; Buffalo Trails p. 36; The Northfield Settlement p. 34