Chris, Is this the brother that Grandpa Gibbons (Christopher G. Gibbons) saw just before the bunker was blown up. If I have the story straight. Grandpa had delivered a message via horseback to that command and had just saw his brother and then the bunker was blown up. So sad. Everyone should watch the old movie in black and white - "All's Quite on the Western Front." It gives a visual of what it would have been like. Great men gave their lives for the freedoms that we have today. Thank You to my Grandfather and his brothers. God Blessed us all.
Carole A. (Gibbons) Renze
Grandpa was a messenger between artillery batteries, so it's plausible. It's hard to tell which brother it was though without finding out the battles that their battalions were involved in. I think it may have been Ellis that was killed in a bunker explosion in France. A lot of good men were killed in that war. Many sacrifices have been made so we can have the freedoms we have now, and I for one am very grateful for it.