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Ernest Arthur GIBBS

Regimental number2147
Place of birthNew Cross, London, England
SchoolLondon Rd School, Southend on Sea, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's steward
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Henry Gibbs, 34 Princes Street, Southend, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Gallipoli.
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXXVI, Row B, Grave No. 4/6), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hernry and Emily GIBBS, 34 Princes Street, Southend-on-Sea, England. Native of London, England

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