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David Joseph KIBBLE

Regimental number2628
Place of birthHarrow, Middlesex, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Kibble, Palmerston Road, Harrow, Middlesex, England
Previous military service9th Middlesex Regiment, Territorial Force (12 months, left for colonies)
Enlistment date17 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date4 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 11 September 1915; taken on strength of 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 September 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Light Horse Field Ambulance, Anzac, 18 October 1915; transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 20 October 1915 (diarrhoea); to Hospital Ship, 21 October 1915; to St John's Military Hospital, Malta, 27 October 1915; to Ghain Tuffieha, 8 December 1915; embarked Malta, 7 January 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 1 February 1916 (debility); to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 1 February 1916 (debility, serious).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Argyllshire', 3 March 1916; disembarked, 30 March 1916.

Embarked for return to duty, 12 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 December 1916.

Rejoined 10th Bn, 18 December 1916.

Found guilty, 20 January 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 18 November 1916, until 20 November 1916; (2) failing to comply with an order: awarded 120 hours detention.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 11 April 1917 (trench feet); transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1917; to England, 21 May 1917 (T.A. left foot and trench fever); to No 3 Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 22 May 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 June 1917; discharged to furlough, 25 June 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 July 1917.

Found guilty, 11 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 July 1917, until 10 July 1917: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks and forfeits 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Classified B1A, 11 July 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 28 August 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 20 October 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: cardiac debility), 4 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 August 1931
Age at death35
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIBBLE David Joseph

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