Walter Gerald SIBBICK

SIBBICK, Walter Gerald

Service Numbers: 39079, S36576
Enlisted: 8 April 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 108th Reserve Motor Transport
Born: Rose Park, SA, 17 October 1920
Home Town: Norwood (SA), South Australia
Schooling: Rose Park Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Oaklands Park, SA, 7 March 1991, aged 70 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
Ashes scattered at Paringa, South Australia
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World War 2 Service

8 Apr 1941: Involvement 39079
8 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
8 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 39079, Renmark, SA
4 Jun 1941: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 39079, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor
15 Jul 1941: Enlisted Kensington, SA
26 Jan 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, S36576, 108th Reserve Motor Transport

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Walter Henry and Agnes Jane Kerr (nee Thomson) SIBBICK, 40 Osmond Terrace, Norwood, SA.

Married, aged 20 years and residing at 4 Catherine Street Kensington, Walter had been educated at Rose Park Public School.  He was a member of the Murray Motor Cycle Club and in civilian life worked on fruit blocks in the River Murray District.  He joined the R.A.A.F. at Renmark in April 1941 and trained at Mt. Breckan and after two months was discharged as medically unfit.  He then joined the Militia and was called up in the 108th Reserve Motor Transport in September 1941 and discharged as medically unfit in January 1942.