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Nibbs William Frederick David




Born 10th September 1892 Sheffield Tasmania the son of Job Lynton and Mary Elizabeth Nibbs (nee Cox) and married to Alma Elsie Drewitt a labourer he embarked Hobart 1st July 1916 on board “HMAT Berrima” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.


He was wounded 25th December 1916 at Armentieres with a severe gunshot wound to the arm and was invalided back to Tasmania and discharged 13th February 1918. He never recovered from his wounds and died 7th November 1921 at Margaret Street Launceston.  He was buried in the Wesley Vale Cemetery Tasmania.


His brother Claude Lynton Nibbs (No 574) was killed in action 12th October 1917 in Belgium and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.






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