Washington County Durham


Memories of an  Usworth Way-of-Life

George Gibson

Pictorial History of an Usworth Miner / Soldier

George Gibson was born into the mining community of Little Usworth on 17th April 1890


George Gibson - Player in the Usworth Board School Football Team (c.1897/98)


George Gibson - 'On Parade' with the Usworth Colliery Board School Boys (Sept. 1901)


George Gibson - 'Best in Attendance' Group Photograph (1903/1904)


George Gibson with his workmates at Usworth Colliery (c.1907)


George Gibson - Member of the Edith Avenue Wesleyan Chapel Congregation


George Gibson - Player in the 1912/13 Championship Winning Football Team


George Gibson - Member of Usworth & District Workmen's Club & Institute Ltd

  • The Original Top Club


Private George Gibson is commemorated on the Usworth Colliery Great War Memorial

Usworth Colliery Workmen

  • Alexander Thos.
  • Alexander Wm.
  • Bannister John
  • Boyle Rd.
  • Branton Jacob
  • Brown Arthur
  • Brown J.R.S.
  • Brown Mich.
  • Brown Walt.
  • Campbell Dan.
  • Cosgrove Arth.
  • Coulson Robt.
  • Craister Robt.
  • Devlin Robt.
  • Dobson Matt.
  • Drummond Jas.
  • Dunn Herbert
  • Gibson Geo.
  • Gouldburn Geo.
  • Hannah Matt.
  • Hayton Thos.
  • Hetherington J.T.
  • Hodgson Ralph
  • Hutchinson Thos.
  • Johnson Thos.
  • Kelly Jas.
  • Kenny Thos.
  • Lee Wm.
  • Lennon Thos.
  • Lewins Harry
  • Lightburn Jos. R.
  • Lonsdale T.W.
  • Lowden Dan.
  • Lumsden Robt.
  • Matthews W.M.
  • Maughan Jas.
  • Meek D.
  • Meek J.G.
  • Nesbitt Jas.
  • Nesbitt Step.
  • Ogle Will. H.
  • Pearson Jno. G.
  • Pepper Jno.
  • Pestell Robt.
  • Postlethwaite Jas.
  • Robinson J.
  • Rooney Jno.
  • Shields H.
  • Simpson Step.
  • Smith And.
  • Stephenson Alex.
  • Steward Jno.
  • Tappendon W.
  • Tatters J.
  • Thornton J.G.
  • Todd D.
  • Todd Jno.
  • Todd Thos.
  • Trotter Dav.
  • Trotter Jos.
  • Troupe Will.
  • Trueman Matt.
  • Wheatley Geo. R.
  • Wilkinson Alf.
  • Wilson Jno.
  • Yorke Jos.

George was born on 17th April 1890.

He lost his life on 23rd July 1918.


The Last Resting Place of Usworth's Private George Gibson (Tank Corps)

George Gibson was a hard-working miner who enjoyed his football.
He was also a man of faith who lost his life serving his King & Country.

Usworth Miners, Football and School images, the Bible and Top Club Wallet images are displayed here by kind permission of David Gibson, grandson of Private Gibson.