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George GRIBBLE

Regimental number6437
Place of birthWestport, Co Mayo, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressNortham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ruby M Gribble, 43 Mangham Terrace, Penarth, South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Somerset Light Infantry, British Army.
Enlistment date20 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date27 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Persic', 29 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, 3 March 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollesone.

Found guilty at Rollestone, 25 April 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 23 April, to 9.10pm, 25 April 1917: awarded 2 days' confinement to camp and forfeits 4 days' pay; forfeited total of 5 days' pay.

Found guilty at Rollestone, 27 May 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military conduct in that he struck an officer of the military police, 21 May 1917: awarded 7 days' detention and 14 days' confinement to camp; forfeited total of 28 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 14 June 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 15 June 1917; moved into the field, 2 July 1917; taken on strength of unit, 3 July 1917; detached to 2nd Divisional Canteen, 20 October 1917.

Admitted to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 April 1918 (hydrocoli); to Ambulance Train, 7 April 1918; admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital, 7 April 1918; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 10 April 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 15 April 1918.

Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 20 April 1918; transferred to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 4 June 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 17 June 1918; moved into the field, 19 June 1918; rejoined Canteen from hospital, 21 June 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 21 November 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 November 1917 (myalgia); transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 27 November 1918. Proceeded to England for further treatment, 1 December 1918; admitted to Coulton Hospital, 2 December 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 December 1918. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 January 1919.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 15 Jauary 1919; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 23 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 10 April 1919. Discharged Perth, 27 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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