Born in Maryborough, Victoria, James Henry Hibbins was a single 25 year old engine driver at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 15th of June 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of January 1916.
On November 30th 1916, James was wounded in action. He was invalided to the U.K with a severe gunshot wound to his left thigh and admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital on the 8th of December 1916. He rejoined his unit on the 6th of April 1917.
James returned to Australia on the 29th of August 1919, and was discharged on the 21st of October 1919 due to the termination of his enlistment period.
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