Curnow Pacey GIBB

GIBB, Curnow Pacey

Service Number: 780
Enlisted: 17 February 1916, Jamestown, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Yalpara, South Australia, 5 September 1897
Home Town: Johnburgh, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Johnburgh Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 June 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Carrieton Honour Roll, Carrieton War Memorial, Mannanarie Public Hall Memorial Porch Stained Glass Windows, Mannanarie Roll of Honor WW1, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Yongala Roll of Honour, Yongala War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 780, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Jamestown, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 780, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 780, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
10 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 780, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines

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Pte. C. P. Gibb was killed in action in France on June 10. He was the third son of Mrs. A. and the late T. J. Gibb, of Johnburgh. Pte. C. P. Gibb was born and educated at Johnburgh and was in his 20th year. Prior to enlisting he was employed at Mr. Cundy's, Mannanarie, blacksmithing. From there he enlisted on March 3, 1916, and sailed with the 43rd Battalion, on June 9, 1916. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and his early death is mourned by his many friends."from the Adelaide Register 24 Jul 1917 (