William John KNIBBS


KNIBBS, William John

Service Number: 719
Enlisted: 26 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Oodnadatta, South Australia, 22 August 1894
Home Town: Owen, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 29 August 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Owen District of Dalkey Roll of Honor, Owen War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
6 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 719, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 719, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Surada, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 719, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George Thomas KNIBBS and Mary Frances nee MAYNARD

News was not received until May 1916 that Private W.J. Knibbs, of Owen, was killed in action on August 20 1915.  He was a member of the 9th Light Horse, and was 21 years of age.  He had been reported missing since August.