Arthur LIBBESSON

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LIBBESSON, Arthur

Service Number: 1230
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Enlisted at Roseberry Park,NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1893
Home Town: Balmain, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Darling Road Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Ironworker
Died: Died of wounds - leg, 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 14 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row J, Grave 95
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Balmain War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1230, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Roseberry Park,NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1230, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1230, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
9 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1230, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the leg causing a compound fracture and resulting in the amputation of the leg

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Sarah Libbesson of 18 Goodsir Street, Balmain, NSW. Later of 33 Belmore Road, Rozelle, NSW. Brother of G. Libbesson and H Knock (nee Libbession), C.A. Libbession and E Nielmann (nee Libbession)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Member of the Signal Company at Victoria Barracks for about 2 years