Gilbert Harry TRIPNEY

Regimental number1745
Date of birth4 December 1899
Place of birthGladstone, South Australia
SchoolPeterborough Public School, South Australia; Terowie Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Tripney, Petersburg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets in Commonwealth Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 October 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme Sector, France
Age at death16.10
Age at death from cemetery records16
Place of burialRidge Wood Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 8), Voormezeele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry Montague and Mary TRIPNEY, Tripney Avenue, Peterborough, South Australia. Native of Gladstone, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother:4232 Pte Eric Montague Tripney, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 May 1919.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium