Leonard Bibbs

Name      Leonard Bibbs

Number     Private 3458

Battalion      57thth Battalion  

Place of Birth   Worcester England

Next of Kin   His father, Leonard Bibbs 25 Arboretum Rd Worcester England

Date and place of enlistment   Meeniyan 30/10/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 30 years 7 months, 5’5”, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 3/5/1918 near Albert

Location of grave or memorial

He is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension west of Corbie in Picardie

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was associated with Mirboo South

 Military History

  • He was from England and lived in Meeniyan
  • 30/8/ 1915 He enlisted in Meeniyan
  • 30/ 8/1915 He had a medical in Meeniyan signed by Dr C H Molloy
  • He had apprentice training in Worcestershire
  • 29/12/15 He embarked Melbourne on the Demosthenes
  • 18/3/16 He transferred to 57th Battalion
  • 17/6/16 He embarked from Alexandria on the Transylvania
  • 23/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 26/1/17 He had leave in England
  • 21/7/17 He was in hospital with scabies
  • 20/8/17 He was discharged to unit
  • 31/8/17 he returned to unit
  • 14/11/17 He was detached to the 15th Infantry Brigade as batman for Lt Salmon
  • 16/11/17 He was attached for duty to the 15th
  • 8/2/18 He went on leave to England
  • 1/3/18 He returned from leave
  • 3/5/18 He went to the 57th Battalion and was killed in action while on detachment
  • In his will he left £10.00 to W Bibbs and the rest to his father.
  • He had money in the Bank of Australasia Mirboo North and with the Australian Military Forces

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