Elbert Louis VON BIBRA


VON BIBRA, Elbert Louis

Service Number: 2303
Enlisted: 20 May 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 11 January 1889
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 30 September 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Launceston Church Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2303, Claremont, Tasmania
4 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2303, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2303, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
30 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2303, 47th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

Lest We Forget

Elbert Louis Von Bibra (Seargent)

My Great-Great Uncle. 3rd Great Uncle to James Marshall and Joshua Marshall.

Elb enlisted in the AIF on the 20th May 1915, and embarked onthe HMAT Ajuna on the 4th June 1915 as part of the 15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement.

He landed at Gallipoli on the 2nd of August 1915, where he was wounded 5 days later (7th Aug 1915) - gunshot wounds to left thigh and right knee.

On the Western Front, he was transferred to the 47th Battalion.

He was Killed in Action on the 30th of September 1917 at Westhoek Ridge during the Third Battle of Ypres.

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"...2303 Private Elbert Louis Von Bibra, 47th Battalion, of Launceston, Tas. He enlisted on 20 May 1915, was promoted to lance corporal in June 1916, corporal in March 1917 and sergeant on 14 July 1917. He was killed in action in Belgium on 30 September 1917 aged 28 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)