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Alan Roy TIBBETTS

Regimental number2889
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway employee
AddressCarrington Avenue, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Sandy George Tibbetts, Carrington Avenue, Hurstville, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and coolness under fire during the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 3rd to 6th October, 1917. Pte. TIBBITS acting as Company Runner carried important messages to Battalion Headquarters and forward positions. At such times he had to pass and return through heavy shell fire and constant machine gun fire. This was especially the case when going the forward postions. He carried all messages both by day and night quicly and in not one instance did he fail to deliver his message and return with an answer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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