Horace Hubert SIBBISON


SIBBISON, Horace Hubert

Service Number: 512
Enlisted: 9 March 1915, Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Daylesford, Victoria, August 1888
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith's striker
Died: Killed In Action, France, 14 April 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Daylesford War Memorial, Geelong Yarra Street Methodist Church Choir Honour Roll, Geelong Yarra Street Methodist Church Honour Roll Window
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 512, Geelong, Victoria
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 512, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 512, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 512, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
3 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion
2 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Lieutenant Horace Hubert Sibbison, 21st Battalion from Daylesford, Victoria. A 26 year old striker prior to enlisting on 9 March 1915, he embarked for overseas as a Private with B Company from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 aboard HMAT Ulysses. He joined the battalion in France in March 1916 and was wounded in action. On his recovery, he returned to France where he saw further action and received several promotions, reaching the rank of Sergeant. After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in August 1917, he was promoted to Lieutenant on 2 January 1918. Lt Sibbison was killed in action near Albert, France on 14 April 1918 and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)