Lieutenant Arthur Gibson
1/3NNC. He was born in Paddington in 1857. He travelled to South Africa with a number of Militia officer and The Honourable S.W.P. Vereker who all made their way to the Transvval and joined the FLH o, 13.1.78 as a Trooper (No242) when the FLH was serving during the First Anglo-Pedi (Sekhukhune) War 1878. Although there is a date overlap he was struck off the FLH on 23.12.78 and his 1/3NNC Commission date was 17.12.78. He joined the NNC a few days before iSandlwana and was killed during the battle. Lieutenant J. Maxwell discovered his body months later having recognised him by his 'peculiar pair of jack boots'. He was buried alone just below where Younghusband's company fought. His father John Gibson
was a Civil Enginner of No11 Westbourne Square, London.
Text by Cam Simpson
Memorial in Kensal Green Cemetery on the family plot. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Photo by Rusteze