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DATE OF AM ACTION: 17/01/1919 Wizernes, France.
Very little is known about the life of Alexander Gibson other than his Albert Medal action.
On the 17th January 1919, a fire occurred at the brewery at Wizernes. In the engine room a Frenchman, whose cries for help could be heard, had been entombed by a fall of masonry which completely blocked the entrance. The upper part of the building was blazing fiercely, and the only entrance to the engine room was by a small hole in the wall which carried the machinery belting. Major Smith, Sergeant Gibson, and Corporal Smith succeeded in making their way through this hole into the room, and worked for three-quarters of an hour before they exposed the head and shoulders of the entombed man, who was found to be dead. They undoubtedly risked their lives in endeavouring to save life, for a further collapse of masonry (which appeared imminent) would have completely cut off their exit.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.