Ibbott, Fergus Stanley
Born 11th February 1889 Bothwell Tasmania the son of George William and Charlotte Jane Ibbott (nee McDowall) a pastoralist he embarked Melbourne 17th June 1915 on board “HMAT Wandilla” with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment.
He served Gallipoli where he was appointed Lance Corporal.
He died 6th August 1916 at the 1st Light Horse Ambulance from wounds received at the Battle of El Romani and was buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Kantara, Suez Canal, North Africa.
The late Corporal F S Ibbott was a very popular young soldier of the 26th Light Horse (Tasmanian Mounted Infantry) which he joined when quite a boy. He served with the light horse for nearly nine years before volunteering for active service holding the rank of sergeant, but when he enlisted he had to discard his stripes. This he did and went as a private. When at Gallipoli he was promoted to the rank of corporal. He left Tasmania with the 6th Reinforcements June 1915 and was in Egypt with the light horse, also at Gallipoli until his death. He was the son of Mr G W Ibbott Strathbarton Apsley and died on August 6th of wounds received in the battle of El Romani Egypt. He, with his brother and two of his greatest friends Lieutenant W Murdoch (killed in France) and Corporal Murdoch were keen competitors in military and ring events on Hobart and other show grounds.
The Weekly Courier 7th September 1916
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