Norman Arthur Gribble

Gribble-NormanName Norman Arthur Gribble

Number    Private 979

Battalion       4th Battalion

Place of Birth   Bulli, New south wales

Next of Kin   His wife Hilda Louise of Trafalgar

Date and place of enlistment   Randwick NSW 2/9/1914

Physical details on enlistment   Age 23 years 6 months, 5’6” 10 stone 5 pounds, grey eyes and black hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Salesmen

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Gallipoli 19/5/1915

Location of grave or memorial

He was first buried in Shrapnel Gully and then the 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery Gallipoli Turkey.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

None that can be identified

His Military History

  • 2/9/14 He enlisted in Randwick
  • 20/10/14 He embarked Sydney on HMAT Euripides
  • He was in the school cadets
  • His wife Hilda Louise resided in Trafalgar
  • She is granted 52 pounds per annum from 13/9/15. She died in 1958 aged 67
  • His effects consisted of 1 purse, 1 chain, 1 medal, 1 diary, 1 cigarette case, letters coins in purse, 1 curio damaged, badges, 1 brooch, 1 testament, and a box containing cigarette cards. These were received on 6/3/16.
  • He has a son called Arthur Norman Gribble who, from 13/9/15, receives 20/- per two weeks. This started at 13 pounds per years.
  • Allison N Gribble of Trafalgar died 13/10/15
  • Hilda received the medals, plaque and scroll in the 1920s
  • The Reverend H A Gribble of 125 Princes Street St Church Hill Sydney NSW asks for grave photo
  • His father Arthur Hazelhurst Gribble was born in Geelong in 1870 served as well. He died in 1951 in Glenelg South Australia
  • He was the brother of Clement Gribble.

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