Guy Somerville Dion GIBNEY


GIBNEY, Guy Somerville Dion

Service Number: 1083
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Enlisted at Bunbury, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Middlesex, London, England, 1894
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: College
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
No known grave Panel 5, VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Harvey & Wokalup Roll Of Honour Board 1, Harvey War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1083, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bunbury, WA
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1083, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1083, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 14 years

Son of Fanny Gibney; brother of Iris Tara Gibney of Harvey, WA

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal were issued to his only sibling Iris Gibney who had previously written to Base Records stating that their father was deceased and that their mother had abandoned them at a very young age and that she had no idea where her mother lived

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces