Michael Gibson GC
Name: Michael Gibson
Conflict: Second World War
Gazetted: January 22, 1941
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