Rhode Island. Marksmanship pair, Gibson

Product ID: B-2026
Country: United States
Condition: VF

Rhode Island. Naval Militia Marksmanship pair to P.B. Gibson: Rhode Island Militia Rifle Marksmanship Badge, with bars “Marksman 1899”, in bronze; “Sharpshooter 1902”, in silver, and “Expert 1903” and “Expert 1904” in gold; pendant engraved “P.B. Gibson”. Rhode Island Militia Pistol Marksmanship Badge, with bars “Sharpshooter” (1902) and “Sharpshooter” (1903), engraved “P.B. Gibson/Lieut/4th Div Naval Batt”.

Percy Bunce Gibson served as a gunner’s mate, first class, during the Spanish-American War. In September, 1914, he attested as a lieutenant in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, noting that he was a civil engineer and had previous service in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada (3 years), US Navy and the US National Guard (9 years).