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Richard Herbert BIBLE

Regimental number135
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoker
Address166 Dowling Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Joseph Bible, Dowling Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'At Bullecourt, when all the section officers were either killed or wounded he took a prominent part in the fight and handled his guns and men with extreme coolness and dash.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

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

Date of death15 September 1978
Place of burialPalmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park

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