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6978597   Fusilier Joseph Gibson
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Dated added: 13/03/2017   Last updated: 06/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/04/1942 (Unknown)
There is a J Gibson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, on the Tobermore War Memorial. This is thought to be the best fit. Joseph Gibson was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 21st April 1942. Fusilier Joseph Gibson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial in Burma.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rangoon Memorial
  Taukkyan, Rangoon
Grave Ref: Face11
CWGC Casualty 3069778
The Rangoon Memorial is situated in Taukkyan War Cemetery, which is about 35 kilometres north of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). The cemetery is on PY1 Road (formerly Prome Road), about 15 kilometres from the airport and can be easily seen from the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore War Memorial - WW2 Tobermore
References and Links
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1 BBC -Royal Inn Fus in Burma 1944 Details of encirclement in Yenangyaung April 1942
2 Burma Campaign - 1 Royal Inn Fus Battalion Diary - February to April 1942
3 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Battle Honour - Yenangyaung April 1942
4 Three Commanding Officers in nine days Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Yenangyaung April 1942
5 Wikipedia - Battle of Yenangyaung Started 16th April 1942
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