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David GIBB

Regimental number94
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gibb, Dalgleish Street, Tayport, Fife, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 14 years in the Royal Navy; time expired.
Enlistment date9 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, Special Tropical Corps (November 1914), 3rd Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Eastern on 28 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1915
Discharge date11 May 1915
Other details

War service: Rabaul.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, Rabaul, 20 April 1915, on charges of (1) Drunkenness; (2) Resisting arrest; (3) Escaping from confinement: found guilty; awarded 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Prisoner returned to Australia under escort on board SS 'Matunga'; struck off strength, 11 May 1915.

Medals: forfeited entitlement.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 4264 David SIMPSON for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBB David

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