The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Maj.-Gen. William Waring Primrose Gibsone, C.M.G., D.S.O.

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - W.W.P. Gibsone

2nd Lieut. William Waring Primrose Gibsone (1900)

2nd Lieut. William Waring Primrose Gibsone. Photo taken while serving with the 3rd (Special Service) Battalion, The R.C.R., in Halifax, 1900.

Service:

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, 1936-1937:

GIBSONE, Brig.-Gen. William Waring Primrose, C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E.; Canadian military service; b Quebec, P.Q., 6 June 1872, s William Cuppage and Elizabeth (Primrose) G.; e high sch., Quebec; m Marie Caroline d J.B. Couillard, 18 Dec. 1915; D.O.C. M.D. NO. 4, MONTREAL, since 1931; joined 8th Regt, 1900, as lieut.; do., 1903; capt., Roy. Candn. Regt, 1908; D.A.A.G., 1909; D.A.A. and Q.M.G., Halifax, 1911; served in World War, 1914-18; first as bt-maj., Roy. Candn. Regt.; D.A. and Q.M.G. 2nd Candn. Divn., Eng and France, 1915-16; A.A. and Q.M.G. 3rd Candn. Divn., France, 1916-18; gaz. bt.-col. 1919: lieut.-col. and in command Roy. Candn. Regt, 1924; gaz. staff offr., apptd. dir., of engr. services; apptd. D.O.C. Mil. Dist No. 13; and temporary brig. gen. 1925; do., Mil. Dist. No. 6, 1928; Conservative; Anglican; Club United Services (Montreal); Office 1254 Bishop St, Montreal, Home 1321 Sherbrooke St W., Montreal P.Q.

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, Vol. IV, 1948:

GIBSONE, Maj.-Gen. William Waring Primrose, C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E.; Canadian military service; (retired); b. Quebec, P.Q., 6 June 1872; s. William Cuppage and Elizabeth (Primrose) G.; e. high sch., Quebec; m. Marie Caroline, d. J. B. Couillard, 18 Dec. 1915; joined 8th Regt., 1900, as lieut.; capt. 1903; capt., Roy. Candn. Regt., 1908; D.A.A.G., 1909; D.A.A. and Q.M.G ., Halifax. 1911; served in World War, 1914-18; first as bt.-maj., Roy. Candn. Regt.; D.A. and Q.M.G. 2nd Candn. Divn.. Eng. and France. 1915-16; A.A. and Q.M.G. 3rd Candn. Divn., France, 1916-18; gaz. bt.-col. and dir. of Personal Services. 1919; dir. of Organization & Personal Services 1920; apptd. D.O.C., Mil. Dist. No. 13; and temporary brig.-gen.. 1925; do.. Mil. Dist. No.6. 1928; D.O.C., M.D. No. 4, 1931-35; retired list. 1936; Conservative; Anglican; Club: United Services (Montreal); Home: 410 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, P.Q.

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, 1961-1963:

GIBSONE, Maj.-Gen. William Waring Primrose, C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E.; Canadian military service (retired); b. Quebec, P.Q., 6 June 1872; s. William Cuppage and Elizabeth (Primrose) G.; e. High Sch, Quebec; m. Marie Caroline, d. J.B. Couillard, 18 Dec. 1915; 2ndly. Alice Gregoire, widow of Cate A. Brunet. 28 Apl. 1945; joined 8th Regt., 1900, as Lieut.; Capt. 1903; Capt., Roy. Candn. Regt., 1908; D.A.A.G. 1909; D.A.A. and Q.M G., Halifax, 1911; served in World War 1914-18; first as Lieut-Col Comdg. 40th Bn., C E.F.; D.A. and Q.M.G., 2nd Candn. Divn., Eng. and France, 1915-16; A.A. and Q.M.G. 3rd Candn. Divn., France, 1916-18; gaz. Lt.-Col. and Dir. of Personal Services, 1919; Dir. of Organization and Personal Services, 1920; apptd. D.O.C., Mil. Dist. No. 13; temporary Brig.-Gen. 1925; D.O.C., Mil. Dist. No. 6, 1928; D.O.C., M.D. No. 4. 1931-35; retired list, 1936; Conservative; Anglican; Home: 410 Sherbrooke St., W., Montreal, P.Q.

Regimental Obituary Notice

Major-General Gibsone's death is noted in the Spring 1958 edition of The Connecting File:

In Memoriam

Major-General W.W.P. Gibsone, C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E.

At Montreal on 3rd November 1957, in his 86th year. Maj Gen Gibsone was commissioned in 1900 and appointed to the Regiment. Three years later he was promoted to Captain.

During World War I he served overseas as assistant adjutant quarter-master 3rd Canadian Division CEF.

In recognition for services rendered he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, the Order of the British Empire, and The French Croix de Guerre.

Date of Birth - 6 Jun 1872

Medals awarded to Maj.-Gen. William Waring Primrose Gibsone, C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E., as displyed in The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum.

Medals awarded to Maj.-Gen. William Waring Primrose Gibsone, C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E.,
as displayed in The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum.
Photo by Arthur Majoor.

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