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John Charles GIBBONS

Regimental number6049
Place of birthForves, New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's School, FOrbes, NSW (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRickard Avenue, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William John Gibbons, Underwood Street, Forbes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds
Place of death or woundingProyart, near Peronne, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 3), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary GIBBONS, Underwood Street, Forbes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsAlbert Howard MM; John Lewis McLean, died of wounds; Ernest Fett, killed.

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