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George GIBBS

Regimental number553
Place of birthYarrawonga, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWalpeup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cregan, Walpeup, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Place of enlistmentOuyen, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXVII, Row F, Grave No. 6A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and M.E. Cregan, Walpeup, Victoria. Native of Yarrawongs, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1411 Driver Stephen Leslie GIBBS, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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