Eric Cyril Gibson

Eric Cyril GIBSON

Name:  Eric Cyril Gibson

Date of Birth: 14 May 1918

Birth location: Bunbury WA

Age at Burial: 74 years

Date of Death: 17 July 1992

Death location: Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 21 July 1992

Denomination: Anglican C

Row/Grave: Row 3 Grave # 18

Grave transcription:




Beloved husband of


Dearly loved

Father of

Barry, Robyn (dec)

Murray & Alison

Loved Grandpa of

Faith, Cate, Mitchell

Joel & Amy

Passed away

17 July 1992

Forever in our hearts

Father: John Finlayson Gibson 1886-1958

Mother: Marion Edith Payne 1887-1955

Grandparents (father):  Andrew Gibson and Annie Campbell

Grandparents (Mother): George Robert Payne, Lucy Hurst


Roy C Gibson born 1909 died 1913

Colin Jack Gibson born 1910

Enid Ivy Gibson born 1912

Laurance H Gibson born 1914

Olive Marion Gibson born 1916

Jessie Mavis Gibson born 1920

Trevor Stanley Gibson born 1922

Geoffrey Thomas Gibson born 1924

Andrew George Gibson born 1927

Thelma Doris Gibson born 1930

Spouse: Mavis Joan Hutton married 8 July 1948.  Daughter of Frederick and Catherine Hutton

Children: Barry, Robyn, Murray and Alison

Occupation: Farmer

Military Service: Flight Sergeant RAAF Service Number 38641

Enlisted in Capel 8 May 1941

Discharged 26 November 1945

Their Story

Eric Cyril Gibson was born just before the end of WW1 to John Finlayson Gibson and Marion Edith Payne.  He enlisted in the Royal Australian Airforce in 1941 in Bunbury and was discharged in November 1945.

He rose within the ranks from fitter to flight mechanic and then to aircrew and pilot


National Archives Service Records – Link


He Married Mavis in 1948

Trove Newspaper Article – 1948 Gibson + Hutton Wedding – link


Information complied by researcher JT (CDCP team member)

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