George Allan Gibbs
From Our Contribution
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.
Discharged 8 Nov 1940, 21 days after enlisting.
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.,/Blockquote>
Actual place of death was Royal Perth Hospital
- Trove: The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Mon 28 Nov 1949 Page 7