1066108 Pte. Garfield Gibbons was born on December 21st, 1898, in Drummonds Island, Michigan, U.S.A.

Moving to Canada and settling in Owen Sound, the eighteen year old was working as a pail maker, when he attested to the 248th Battalion in Owen Sound, on January 20th, 1917. Billeted local over the remainder of the winter, Garfield probably lived at home. Sailing with the unit in May of that year, the 248th Battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion upon its' arrival in England.

Taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. in the field on February 1st, 1918, Garfield passed through the Canadian Corp Reinforcement Company while en-route, arriving to the unit on the 8th having passed his tests of elementary training.

Garfield was gassed on October 25th, 1918, during the Advance to Mons. Returning to the unit after the armistice he was subsequently medically evacuated due to bronchitis.

Private Garfield Gibbons was struck off strength from the C.E.F. on March 1st, 1920.

Credit and many thanks go to George Auer for the above biography.