Gilbert Harry TRIPNEY

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TRIPNEY, Gilbert Harry

Service Number: 1745
Enlisted: 4 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gladstone, South Australia, 4 December 1899
Home Town: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia
Schooling: Peterborough Public School
Occupation: Electrical assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 16 October 1916, aged 16 years
Cemetery: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Peterborough M1 WW II*, Terowie HB1 Terowie Institute*
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
16 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, 48th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

Killed in action aged 16 years!

Cemetery details: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Dickebusch, Flanders, Belgium

 

"THE LATE PRIVATE G. H. TRIPNEY.

Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Tripney, of Petersburg, have been officially notified that their second son, Private Gilbert H. Tripney, was killed in action in France on October 16. Previous to enlisting he was employed at the Petersburg Corporation and Electric Light Works. His elder brother has been wounded." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 18 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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