Thomas Cross Gibson
Serial No. 1954
12th Light Horse Regiment &Field Squadron Engineers Motor Division
Thomas Cross Gibson - Information
Thomas was born in Camden on the 26th of November 1881 to William John and Annie Gibson. Thomas grew up with his many siblings in the Mulgoa area. When he was older, he was living in Belligen and working as a carpenter. When he was 32 years old, he decided to enlist in the AIF on the 10th of January 1916 in Lismore. His enlistment was cancelled, and he rejoined on the 7th of February 1916 in Casula. At the time, he was staying in St Leonards, Sydney with his niece Eva Brown, daughter of his sister, Alice. At the time, his father had relocated the family back to Werombi near Camden. Thomas had joined the Light Horse, and was assigned to the 12th Reinforcements, 12th Light Horse Regiment as a Trooper. He then boarded the HMAT Kabinga in Sydney on the 12th of September 1916 for war service.
Thomas landed in Suez in late October, and was taken on strength at Moascar the following month. After completing exercises with the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment in the new year, he was transferred to the Field Squadron Engineers Motor Division at Sheik Zowaiid. In August, Thomas attended a School of Cookery, and then continued to work with the Engineers well after the war ended. In July 1919, Thomas left Kantara for Australia. He was discharged in late September, and returned to his civilian life. By 1935, he was living on Merton St in Sutherland.