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VON BIBRA, ELBERT LOUIS

 

P05531.002

 

 

 

Studio portrait of 2303 Private Elbert Louis Von Bibra, 47th Battalion, of Launceston, Tas. He enlisted on 20 May 1915, was promoted to lance corporal in June 1916, corporal in March 1917 and sergeant on 14 July 1917. He was killed in action in Belgium on 30 September 1917 aged 28 years.

Yesterday's obituary notices contained news of the death killed in action on September 30, in France, of Sergeant Elbert Louis von Bibra, of the headquarters Signallers, elder son of  Ms. von Bibra, Canning-street, to whom the sad news was conveyed by Rev. W. J. Holt acting for the Rev: J.W Grove, who is in Hobart. Sergeant von Bibra enlisted in Launceston, and left Tasmania in June. 1915. After landing in Egypt he went straight to Gallipoli where he was wounded a few days later in the Styla Bay engagement. After six weeks he rejoined his corps, and was present at the evacuation. He had been in France since June 1916, and at the time of his death was in charge of the Headquarters Signallers of his battalion.

Examiner (Launceston) 26th October 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

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