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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


John Henry JEBB

Born 1887 in Stoke Upon Tern, Shropshire, England [20] [21]
Son of gamekeeper William JEBB and Elizabeth TOLLEY [20] [21]
In 1891 was with his parents and siblings Harriett, Francis, Thomas, Eleanor and Frederick in Mucklestone, Stafford, England [20]
He was working as a servant for baker Michael STANLEY and living with him in Cheswardine, Shropshire, England in 1901 [20]
Labourer in Carnamah, Western Australia for Arthur G. DARLING in 1916 [30: item 7362541]
His elder brother Francis William JEBB was also working in Carnamah in 1916 [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 13 June 1916 in Geraldton, Western Australia [30: item 7362541]
Had previously applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force but had been rejected on the grounds of having defective teeth [30]
Gave his next of kin as his father William JEBB, whose address was Stokeheath near Market Drayton, Shropshire, England [30]
On enlistment he was noted as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 lbs. with blue eyes, fair hair, ginger moustache and a ruddy complexion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916 [30]
Disembarked in Devonport, England on 28 December 1916 and after further training proceeded to France on 10 April 1917 [30]
Private 2349 in the 4th Reinforcements of Australian Imperial Force's 43rd Battalion during the First World War [30]
During the war served in France, where on 26 May 1918 he was Wounded in Action (gunshot wound to his right thigh) [30]
Transported to England for treatment before returning to France on 6 September 1918 and subsequently rejoining his unit [30]
Returned to Australia on the Konigin Luise and was discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 10 September 1919 [30]
For his time in the Australian Imperial Force he received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Orontes and arrived in London, England on 1 June 1921 [204]
Following her arrival he resided at Lightwoods in Market Drayton, Shropshire, England [30: item 7362541] [204]
Departed London, England on the steamship Ormonde and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 January 1922 [70]
Farmhand in Doodlakine in 1925 [50]
Married Dulcie HUBBARD in Perth in 1925 [66]
Prospector in Coolgardie in 1936 [50]
Died 1960 [15]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Henry Jebb' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 April 2021 from [sources]

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