|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Gibbons, Frederick John
|Place made||Australia: Tasmania, Hobart, Egypt: Cairo, France|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/168|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Gibbons, Frederick John (Lance Corporal, b.1878 - d.1916)
Collection relating to service of 2249 Lance Corporal Frederick John Gibbons, 26 Battalion AIF, Tasmania, Egypt and France. Collection includes letters written by Gibbons to his aunts in Oxfordshire, England, between June 1915 and June 1916 describing camp life.
This collection reflects the attitudes of a man who had lived most of his life in England and appears to have thought of himself as an Englishman rather than an Australian. The letters include numerous references to the disposal of his personal property in the event of his death.
Biographical note: Lance Corporal Frederick John Gibbons, 26 Battalion AIF, who on 29 July 1916 was killed in action at Pozieres. Other biographical details concerning him are: brewer (in England) and store manager (in Tasmania); of Launceston, Tasmania; born Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England; educated at the Grammar School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire; arrived in Australia when about 32 years old; age at time of death, 38.