Gilbert Humphries Reid TRIPP

Regimental number2438
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHoldsworth Road, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bessie Tripp, Holdsworth Road, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917 in charge of Lewis Guns. In the face of severe shell and M.G. fire from the enemy they [TRIPP and 323 Lance Corporal Walter AIMERS] kept their guns in action supporting our bomb attacks most successfully in co-operation with the Trench Mortars. Corporal AIMERS was wounded but remained at duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date26 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4000 Pte William John TRIPP, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 19 October 1917.
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 8 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 27 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 16 August 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 August 1916; Corporal, 19 May 1917. Awarded Military Medal, 12 June 1917.

Wounded in action (gas, severe), 17 July 1918; transferred to England, 3 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 9 February 1919; discharged, 26 May 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 July 1954
Age at death63
Place of burialWhite Hills Cemetery, Victoria