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John William GIBBS

Regimental number2819
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers College, SA (Catholic)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address17 Allison Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Norah Gibbs, 17 Allison Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.5
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Hanorah GIBBS, Alison Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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