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Elbert Louis VON BIBRA

Regimental number2303
Date of birth1889
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston Church Grammar School, Tasmania; Church Grammar School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address17 Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Von Bibra, 17 Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1917
Age at death28
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Jessie L VON BIBRA.
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Eric Ernest VON BIBRA, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1917; Cousin: 6361 Pte Charles VON BIBRA, 12th Bn, killed in action, 6-10 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 4 June 1915. Landed at Gallipoli, 2 August 1915. Wounded (gun shot wound, left thigh and right knee), 7 August 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 12 August 1915; rejoined unit, 15 September 1915.

Sick (jaundice), 11-28 January 1916; gastritis, 22-29 February 1916.

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

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