Cecil Theodore GIBBINGS

GIBBINGS, Cecil Theodore

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 24 October 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broadstairs, Kent, England, 12 August 1883
Home Town: Geraldton, Western Australia
Schooling: State School WA
Occupation: Postal Employee
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 28 July 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Memorials: Geraldton "GIBBINGS" Memorial Plaque, Geraldton Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Honour Roll, Geraldton District Great War Honour Roll, Postmaster General's Department Perth WWI HR
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World War 1 Service

24 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
28 Jul 1916: Involvement Captain, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Fanny GIBBINGS, husband of Robina GIBBINGS, Francis Street, Geraldton, WA

Mrs. Gibbings has received a letter from Capt. M. Foss, referring in sympathetic terms to the death of her husband, Capt. C. T. Gibbings, who was killed  leading his company in an attack on the German trenches. He was a brave and gallant soldier, and his dying words were typical of the man, 'Tell my wife I died game.' He was much loved both by officers and men.