Michael Gibson GC

Name: Michael Gibson

Conflict: Second World War

Gazetted: January 22, 1941

Service: Army

Michael Gibson GC

Medal group

Place/date of birth: Chopwell, Co. Durham/June 21, 1906

Rank when awarded GC (and later highest rank): Sergeant

Date of bravery: September 14,1940

London Gazette citation:

No. 4445289 Sergeant Michael Gibson, Royal Engineers

For most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Whitley Common, Coventry, Warwickshire/October 18, 1940

Grave/memorials: Headstone, London Road Cemetery, Coventry; plaque, Whitley Common, Coventry

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix Noonan Webb, London, 2012

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum