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Regimental number1519
Place of birthRushcutter's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMoss Vale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Highway and Higgs, Burwood Road, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frank Gibbs, c/o Highway and Higgs, Burwood Road, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Volunteer in the Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of disease 20 December 1915
Place of death or woundingQuinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23.10
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row , Grave No. 3), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Elizabeth GIBBS (formerly COLLETT), Burwood, New South Wales and the late Percy COLLETT
Family/military connectionsCousin: Henry Wilson Matchett, killed Gallipoli May 1915.

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