• John Gellibrand

Army / Flying Corps

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Birth

    Tasmania, Australia

Stories and comments
    • description of photo in Australian War Memorial.
    • Posted by helenpre, Saturday, 14 November 2015

    Informal group portrait of eight Australian officers having breakfast in a shell hole in Sausage Valley in the forward area near Pozieres, France. They are using wooden food crates for a table, but they have crockery and a teapot. Identified from left to right: Major Eric Clive Plant DSO and bar, 49th Battalion from Melbourne, Victoria; Lieutenant Dougal Neil Rentoul MC, 20th Battalion from Hawthorn, Victoria (killed in action in France on 3 May 1917); General John Gellibrand CB DSO DSM from East Risdon, Tasmania (founder of the Legacy movement); and Lieutenant R Smith, 22nd Battalion. Sitting on the rim of the shell hole is Captain Stanley George Savige MC, DSO, 24th Battalion From Prahran, Victoria (a founder of Legacy in Victoria) and Major Reginald Havill Norman DSO, MC, 5th Infantry Brigade from North Sydney, NSW. In the right foreground is Captain Walter Richard Gilchrist MC, 4th Division Engineers from Mosman, NSW (killed in action in France on 3 May 1917) and Captain Jack Roydhouse MC, 28th Battalion from Subiaco Western Australia.

    Australian War Memorial