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Nibbs, Claud Lynton





Born 24th March 1895 Port Sorell Tasmania the son of Job Lynton and Mary Elizabeth Nibbs (nee Cox) a labourer he embarked Hobart 1st July 1916 on board “HMAT Berrima” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.


He was killed in action 12th October 1917 at the battle of Passchendaele and is commemorated on the The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


His brother Pte William Frederick David Nibbs returned to Tasmania 16th July 1917 and died of his wounds 7th November 1921 in Launceston Tasmania.

Mr. Job Nibbs of Northdown has received news of the death of his second eldest son Private Claude Nibbs in France. Deceased was killed on October 12. The Rev. V G. Britton, of Latrobe, conveyed the sad news to his parents. Mrs. Nibbs has sustained a double loss as her youngest brother Sergeant Charles Cox was killed on the same date. Private Nibbs was in his platoon. Much sympathy is felt for the relatives.

Examiner Launceston 10th November 1917


          Photo Courtesy Jim Rouse



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