- 20 March 1914
Kent Town, South Australia, Australia
- 3 March 2002
- Nurse and Servicewoman
- Alternative Names
- Irvine, Jean (maiden name)
Jean Gibson, née Irvine, was born at Kent Town, South Australia. She was called up to the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) in 1941. Her first posting was to Darwin where she experienced the Japanese air-raids in February 1942. She next spent a year at Port Moresby and then went with the 2/5 Australian General Hospital to Borneo (Balik Papan) where she remained until peace was declared in 1945. Jean remained with the AANS and in 1946 went to Japan. She returned to Australia in 1952, shortly before her discharge from the army.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aGibson%2C+Jean%2C+1914-/agibson+jean+1914/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=agibson+jean+1914&1,1, accessed 2004-04-15.