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Richard Rodney GIBBS

Regimental number408
Date of birth5 September 1892
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank officer
AddressCommercial Bank, Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWilliam Gibbs, Commercial Bank, Shepparton, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne branch, 1 June 1910.
FateDischarged 18 April 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Discharged from the AIF to join the British Army (South Wales Borderers): fought at Gallipoli, and with the West African Frontier Force in the Sudan. Rejoined South Wales Borderers, Western Front; promoted Captain, 24 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 149.

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