Clarence GRIBBLE


GRIBBLE, Clarence

Service Number: 20080
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, France, 5 April 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Frechencourt Communal Cemetery
Row A, Grave 12 Headstone Inscription "IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Corowa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 20080, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 20080, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne
5 Apr 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 20080, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

Clarence Gribble 20080

Clarene Gribble was the fourth son born to parents Edwin and Mary Jane Gribble in 1894 at the home 'Sunnyside' in Wandiligong, Victoria. He was the second youngest child of twelve children.
Clarrie enlisted with his best mate, Reginald Sylvester Mason on the 25th July, 1915 at Rutherglen. They were both printers at opposing newspapers in Corowa. N.S.W.

They sailed together aboard the ship HMAT 'Medic' disembarking in Plymouth on 18th July, 1916. Having both trained as Gunners, Reg decided to transfer to the Signalers so they were separated, never to see each other again.

Clarrie was transferred to France where he was gassed several times. On June 16th 1917, Clarrie was severely gassed again and sent to England to recover. It was whilst he was in hospital he heard of his dear friends death.
Upon returning to France he was engaged in many significant battles and on the 5th April 1918, he was killed at his gun during 'The Battle of Dernancourt'

He is buried near where he died at Frenchencourt Communal Cemetery. (Row A, Grave No. 12.

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Edwin and Mary Jane GRIBBLE, of Wandiligong, Victoria, Australia.