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  cap badgeSergeant John Gebbie

2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service No: 747

John Gebbie grave





Personal details

Family Information

Eldest son of John (03/04/1867-14/02/1910) and Mary Gebbie (20/05/1869-18/09/1943). John's mother Mary remarried Patrick Collins on the 26/08/1911 and they lived at 5d Turner St, Coatbridge. From the 1901 Census - Address - West Arthurlie Village, Neilston, Barrhead - John Gebbie aged 33, Mary Gebbie aged 32, John Gebbie aged 7, William Gebbie aged 4, Margaret Gebbie aged 2, Matthew Johnstone Gebbie aged 2 months. John also had 3 other sisters, Elizabeth born 1903, Mary born 1905 and Jeanie born 1908. John's Pension was claimed by his mother Mary but was refused as she remarried Patrick Collins.

Born / Resided

Barrhead, Renfrew / 5d Turner St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 at Loos


Stirling 18/03/1911


Moulder in Barrhead / Reservist


21 / DOB - 28/10/1893

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 125 to 127), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

John was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. A thank you to Linda Hamilton for her help regarding John's family. Also remembered on the St Augustine's Church Roll of Honour (with his brother William) and on the Barrhead War Memorial (see photos x 2). See photos for John's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his Service Records x 6, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Cap Badge and John's Pension Records x 2.

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John gebbie was my grans brother she was jeanie gebbie
Eleanor gower, Paisley, 11/07/2021 3:16PM
John Gebbie is my father's uncle. I've been doing my family tree and noticed he was missing from the 1911 census. Now i know where he is. Thank you
Linda Hamilton, Elgin, Moray, 11/02/2020 4:28PM

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