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Victory Gordon IBBOTT

Regimental number903
Place of birthColebrook Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressLatrobe, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs B. Ibbott, Latrobe, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack east of Mont St. Quentin, on 2nd September 198. When the right flank of an attacking company was held up by machine gun fire he worked round with a small party and rushed the enemy guns, wich were causing heavy casualties, killing the crews and capturing their guns. His courageous action enabled the advance to go on.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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