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James GIBB

Regimental number3568
AddressTenth avenue, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Margaret Gibb, Tenth avenue, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3568A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Warfusee-Abancourt on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSSE-ABANCOURT on the 8th August 1918 this man did wonderful work as a stretcher bearer. He not only brought in the wounded of our own Battalion, but went out under a deadly machine gun fire to the vicinity of VAUVILLERS, and brought in many wounded cavalry men. During the attack of the 29th Battalion he assisted in bringing in many of their wounded, the work being carried out under exceptionally heavy shell and machine gun fire. Throughout the whole operations he set a wonderful example to all around him by his bravery and devotion to duty.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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