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Walter TIBBS

Regimental number946
Place of birthLeeds, England
SchoolCastleford Secondary School, England
Other trainingCorresponding clerk
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTarraville via Yarram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs E Tibbs, 17 Tulip Street, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Engineers (Wireless Telegraphy, Northern Division, Yorkshire), British Army.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was an excellent violinist.' (details from parents)
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Artillery Road Plot No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Walter and Eleanor TIBBS, 17 Tulip Street, Hunslet, Leeds, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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