|Place of birth||Kingston, South Australia|
|Address||Coonalpyn, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Maria Jane Gibbs, Coonalpyn, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/65/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1669 Pte William Alexander GIBBS, 48th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 11 April 1916; disembarked, 12 June 1916, and admitted to hospital, Alexandria, the same day (measles).
Taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Tel el Kebir, 4 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, 6 August 1916, and proceeded to England; taken on strength of 12th Training Bn, England, 20 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 September 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 6 October 1916; taken on strength of 48th Bn, 7 October 1916.
Admitted to No 59 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 November 1917 (septic foot); transferred to No 24 General Hospital, 12 January 1918 (Inflammation of connective tissues); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 27 January 1918; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 4 February 1918; discharged, 8 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 March 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 5 April 1918; rejoined 48th Bn, 10 April 1918.
Proceeded to England for return to England, 16 October 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset'; disembarked, 15 January 1919; discharged (family reasons), 22 February 1919.
Total war service: 2 years 353 days (2 years 280 days were abroad).
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath due to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||31|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 6 East, Grave 11), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GIBBS Thomas Ernest|