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Hugh Elmar SIBBALD

Regimental number748
Place of birthOtago, New Zealand
SchoolEast Christchurch and Waltham Schools, New Zealand
Other trainingAccountancy
Age on arrival in Australia34
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTraveller
AddressStockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Sibbald, Redcliffe, Sumner Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Hawke's Bay Infantry.
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA keen athlete, footballer and rowing.
FateDied of wounds 25 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Elmar
Place of death or woundingStaples
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXXII, Row D, Grave No. 8A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Louisa SIBBALD, 20 William Street, Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Otago, New Zealand

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