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Frederick Henry GIBBS

Regimental number3984
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
SchoolState School, Brighton, Victoria
AddressMiddle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr Gibbsa, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Consistent good work and devotion to duty, setting fine example of gallantry and enthusiam. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in hospital.
FateDied of disease 27 October 1918
Age at death26
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Eliza GIBBS, Creswick, Victoria. Native of Hay, New South Wales

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK 2nd to 4th October, 1917. These Drivers [GIBBS, 11944 J. EVERETT and 3509 W.T. ROBERTSON] have been conspicuous in devotion to their work and horses carrying ammunition in the short time available - setting a fine example of gallantry and enthusiasm. The result of the work of the Drivers was that the Battery had 8,000 rounds on the morning of the attack (4/10/1917) of which they had salvaged 1,000 rounds.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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