George Allan Gibbs

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George Allan Gibbs
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 19 Apr 1910
Place of Birth Boulder, Western Australia
Death 24 Nov 1949
Place of Death Karragullen, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 30 years, 6 months
Occupation Saw filer
Religion Church of England
Address Karragullen, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Olive Gibbs
Military Information
Reg Number WX8570
Date of Enlistment 18 Oct 1940
Rank Private
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During 1930 George married Olive (Ollie) Brown in Perth. Ollie died on 14 Jun 2006 aged 89 in Gosnells. Children were Fay, Myrtle, Pamela and Nina. Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1937 at Treesville, mill hand; 1943 Smailes Mill via Karragullen, saw filer.

War Service

George finally enlisted in the 2nd AIF at Claremont on 18 Oct 1940, having been temporarily classified on 19 Jun 1940 as unfit due to dental issue. Hasrd to know why he subsequently becam fit as he had an issue with his left wrist. On 6 Nov 1940 the wrist had been shown to be a problem na dhe was discharded the next day, 8 Nov 1940, 21 days after enlisting.

Post War

Mourners Dig Grave

When the cortege of the late Mr. G. A. Gibbs, of Smailes Mill, Karragullen, arrived at the Guildford cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 200 persons attending the funeral were amazed to find that no grave had been prepared. Some of Mr. Gibbs's relatives and friends had to take turns to dig the grave, and later covered the coffin after the burial service.

The undertaker said that he had given instructions for the grave to be prepared and did not know why the Guildford Cemetery Board had not had the job done.[1],


Actual place of death was Royal Perth Hospital

  1. Trove: The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Mon 28 Nov 1949 Page 7

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