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35/17th BATTALION A.I.F.

Private: 447 Henry James Hastings GIMBERT.

Born: 1883, Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert: 20925/1883

Died: 14th November 1939, Newcastle, New south Wales, Australia. Death Cert: 25666/1939

Father: Ephraim Gimbert.

Mother: Ellen Gimbert. nee:.


Henry James Gimbert enlisted with B Company 35th Battalion AIF on the 20th of January 1916 and was an original member of the Battalion. He left Sydney on board HMAT A24 "Benalla" on the 1st of May 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth england on the 9th of July 1916. Henry was admitted to hospital on a number of occassions suffering from a Mental Illness, and was admitted to the Lord Derby Hospital in Warrington and the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley, suffering from Melancholia (Mental). Henry returned to Australia on the 28th of March 1919 on board the "Karoa" and discharged Medically Unfit.

Henry stated on his enlistment papers, previous service but did not state with whom.

Henry's British War Medal:41713 and Victory Medal:40862 PTE 447 H J H GIMBERT 17BN AIF were acquired from Phillip Murphy of Queensland in June 2006 and are now in the collection.

Family Information.

Ephraim and Ellen Gimbert had 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. Henry James Hastings Gimbert born 1883 at Murrurundi, N.S.W. Cert no:20925. George A Ephraim Gimbert born 1885 at Murrurundi, N.S.W. Cert no:23356. Robert W W Gimbert born 1889 at Murrurundi, N.S.W. Cert no:24248. Ettie E Gimbert born 1891 at Murrurundi, N.S.W. Cert no:23531.

Ephraim Gimbert died 1916, Whickham, New South Wales. Death Cert: 17320/1916. His parents were Ephraim and Sarah Gimbert.

His wife Ellen died 1945, New Lambton, New South Wales. Death Cert: 1890/1945. Her parents were Thomas and Ellen........

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