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IMG_2004William Bernard Gibney was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of William and Mary Gibney, of 40 Raby Street. William became a cashier at Fellows, Moreton and Clayton in Wolverhampton.

On 9 June 1915, William Gibney volunteered for service with the 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (number 8124). By November he had left for the front. His family initially received information that he had been wounded and was missing, but it was later confirmed that he was killed in action on 7 July 1916. He is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial.

A small article complete with photograph appears as part of the Midland Counties Express’s “Pictorial Roll of Honour” on 18 November 1916. Much of the information in this post has come from that source.

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