Herbert John TREBILCO


TREBILCO, Herbert John

Service Number: 6875
Enlisted: 9 October 1916, Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 1883
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Armadale State School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Warneton, Belgium, 3 July 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Malvern St George's Anglican Church Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6875, 15th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane
17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6875, 15th Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6875, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
3 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6875, 15th Infantry Battalion, Messines

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Herbert John was born as TREBILCOCK but was known by the surname TREBILCO

His parents were Thomas TREBILCOCK and Emma MARTIN

He enlisted in Brisbane on 9th October, 1916 and embarked with the 15th Battalion, 22nd reinforcements on the ship HMAT Kyarra from Brisbane on 17th November, 1916

Herbert was reported missing in action & later as Killed in Action on 3rd July, 1917 at Warneton  in the battle of Messines - he has no known grave as after the battle his body was never recovered

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial

Medals:  British War Medal & the Victory Medal.




TREBILCO - In fond memory of my loving Brother and Companion, Private Herbert Trevilco, who was killed at Warneton, Belgium on July 3, 1917

"Eternal honour give - hail and farewell

To those who died in that full splendour of heroic pride

that we might live"   (Ernest. Horsham)