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Vernon Lyall DIBBS

Regimental number354
Date of birth25 June 1896
Place of birthBurwood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Woodlands', Cross Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sydney Reginald Dibbs, 'Woodlands', Cross Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF36
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Vernon Lyalls Dibbs on NR
Discharge date4 August 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Eric Rupert DIBBS, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 25 January 1917 (gas poisoning).

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917; appointment terminated (discharged), (medically unfit: valvular diseased heart), Sydney, 4 August 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No N75406.
Date of death28 November 1969
Age at death73
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, North Ryde, NSW
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIBBS Vernon Lyall

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