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Cecil Woods GIBLETT

Regimental number2639
Place of birthPortarlington, Victoria
SchoolPortarlington State School, Victoria
AddressTrafalgar, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Albert Giblett, Trafalgar, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Elizabeth GIBLETT, Trafalgar East, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 324 Pte John Norman ALLEN, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 5 August 1916; 3458 Pte Ralph Sinclair ALLEN, 58th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916; 5683 Pte Frank Thompson GIBLETT, 8th Bn, killed in action, 14 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to unit, 20 May 1916 (scabies).Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1160101, 2805 Pte L.E. TATTERSON, D Company, 59th Bn (patient, Harborne Hall VAD Hospital, Birmingham, England), 10 February 1917: 'Cecil Giblett of my D. Coy was killed going over the top at Fromelles 19th July/16. I cannot give better confirmation. There is no doubt about it. We were engaged in an advance attack in the evening, when the whole of our line was badly cut up.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBLETT Cecil Woods
Red Cross file 1160101

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