He was the Managing Director of the Agricultural Bank in
Queensland, then was appointed as
Government Resident on Thursday Island, as Protector of Aboriginals.
Emily Tidswell; their daughter was Lilla Isabel Foxton. After Emily's
death, he married Bessie Little; their children were Eric,
Jack, Paul and Nigel Foxton.
places in the Mossman area of North Queensland bear the Foxton name, as
both Gilson and his son, Eric Foxton, worked in the area for many years.
Eric was involved with the pearling industry of the Gulf. Gilson's
saw service in WW1 as a member of the 5th Light Horse Regiment.
family names "Gilson" and "Fox" come from his
grandmother's family (Wilhelmina Townsend Fox, whose brother Gilson Fox,
was lost in the China Sea.)
of life in Thursday Island