b. 15/11/1866 Ireland. d. 27/02/1933 Rosow, County Mayo, Ireland.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Gibbons was born on November 15, 1866 in Ireland and after immigrating to the United States he entered the navy. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as an oiler. After being discharged from the navy he lived for a while in Portsmouth, Virginia and after living in the US for 35 years he returned to Ireland.
He died at his home in Ireland in 1933 and until 1999, was buried in an unmarked grave in Old Kilmeena Cemetery Kilmeena, Ireland.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfugos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gibbons set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: OLD KILMEENA CEMETERY, KILMEENA, COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: IRISH VETERANS MUSEUM, KINSALE, CO. CORK, IRELAND