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Wilfred Owen GIBBONS

Regimental number344
Place of birthNorthwood, Staffordshire, Enlgland
SchoolSandback Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Blanche Gibbons, 'Oberon', Powell Street, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death29
Place of burialPont D'Achelles Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 15), Nieppe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Blanche GIBBONS, "Hazel Dell", Powell Street, Coogee, New South Wales. Native of Northwood, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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