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Michael Joseph GIBBONS

Regimental number626
Place of birthGalway, Co Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 9.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Walter Gibbons, Young Street, Galway, Co Galway, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Imperial Garrison Artillery; time expired.
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Transferred to 33rd Bn on marching in to 9th Training Bn, 27 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1918; taken on strength, 33rd Bn, 13 January 1918.

On leave to England, 25 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 November 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to and rejoined unit, 30 November 1918.

Attached to 3rd Australian Division Headquarters, 4 December 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 3 May 1919. Reported absent without leave, No 3 Group, Codford, 28 May 1919; charge dismissed, 21 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 August 1919; discharged, 19 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBBONS Michael Joseph

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