Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
13/12/1914- Joined Australian Army Nursing Service Fremantle WA- Previous Nursing Service for 4 Years at Government Hospitals Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie and Geraldton as Charge Nurse and Night Superintendent
14/12/1914- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard “Kyarra” bound for Egypt
07/01/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt to nursing duties at No.1 Australian General Hospital Heliopolis until duty on next troop transport ship to Australia becomes due
2/04/1915- Returned to Egypt from Troop Ship Transport Duty to Australia
5/07/1915- Embarked Suez Egypt aboard Hospital Ship ” Ballarat ” as Nursing Staff – Disembarked Australia- 8/08/1915
18/08/1915- MENTION IN DESPATCHES– For Actions of Administration in Egypt
30/09/1915- Rejoined Unit Egypt ex ” Argyllshire ” from Australia
2/11/1915- Returned from Hospital Ship Transport Duty to 1st Australian General Hospital Heliopolis Egypt
12/12/1915- Promoted SISTER at No. 1 Australian General Hospital Heliopolis Egypt
25/03/1916- Signed Oath of Enlistment at Heliopolis Egypt
6/04/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt – to Duty No. 1 Australian General Hospital Rouen France
25/05/1916- Detached to No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station France ex Rouen France
23/02/1917- Rejoined 1st Australian General Hospital Rouen France ex Detachment
24/08/1917- Granted Leave England
6/09/1917- Resumed duty at 1st Australian General Hospital Rouen France ex Leave
27/12/1917- Granted Leave France
1/01/1918- Resumed duty at 1st AGH Rouen France ex Leave
11/06/1918- Granted Leave England
28/06/1918- Resumed duty at 1st AGH Rouen France ex Leave
17/12/1918- To 1st Australian General Hospital Sutton Veny England ex Southampton ex No. 1 AGH Rouen France
31/12/1918- MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
1/02/1919- Recommended for Award ROYAL RED CROSS ( 2nd CLASS )
24/02/1919- To AIF Headquarters London for Return to Australia
3/03/1919- Embarked Portland for Australia per ” Euripides ”
20/04/1919- Arrived Australia and proceeded to No. 8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle WA
25/06/1919- Returned to Duty No. 8 AGH Fremantle WA
8/12/1919- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit ).
Service Medals Awarded
1914/15 Star – No. 2543
British War Medal – No. 22491
Victory Medal – No. 20839.
MENTION IN DESPATCHES No.1
Date of Recommendation– 18 August 1915- Administration in Egypt – ” Conspicuous services rendered at 1st Australian General Hospital Egypt “.
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette ; 21 September 1916
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page 2624, Position 60
Date of London Gazette : 21 June 1916
Location in London Gazette : Page 6184, Position 52.
MENTION IN DESPATCHES NO. 2
Date of Recommendation– 1 February 1919- ” Valuable services in France & Flanders “.
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette – 23 May 1919
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette– Page 881, Position 73
Date of London Gazette– 31 December 1918
Location in London Gazette: Page 15230, Position 21.
AWARD- ROYAL RED CROSS ( 2nd CLASS )
” Valuable services in France & Flanders – For continuous and faithful devotion to duty and constancy in good work at the Base and in Casualty Clearing Stations “.
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette– 15 September 1919
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page 1372, Position 15
Date of London Gazette : 3 June 1919
Location in London Gazette : Page 6842, Position 4.
BROTHERS SERVICE DETAILS
GIBBINGS, Captain Cecil Theodore, – 28th Battalion- Enlisted- 17/10/1914- Served Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Front – Killed In Action – 28 July 1916 at Delville Wood, France (Mention in Despatches).