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Cyril Henry GIBBS

Regimental number1243
Date of birth30 September 1894
Place of birthEast Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address59 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMr George Arthur Gibbs, 59 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 25th Battery, Australian Field Artillery, under the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1916
Discharge date24 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Taken on strength, AIF Headquarters, Egypt, 1 October 1915.

Transferred to England: embarked Alexandria, 1 May 1916; taken on strength, as typist, AIF Headquarters, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, Wiltshire, 17 July 1916.

Transferred to AIF Headquarters, London, 6 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah' (escort duty), 23 September 1916; operated on board ship for appendicitis; disembarked Melbourne, 20 November 1916; discharged (medically unfit: appendicitis and post-operative adhesions), Melbourne, 24 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted 28 November 1940; discharged as V61003 Captain, 3rd Central Ordnance Depot, 24 April 1945.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBBS Cyril Henry

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