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Ernest John Gribble was 19 years old, single and living in Ballarat when he enlisted on 18th March 1915. He was born in Ballarat, and was a tailor's cutter. He was posted to the 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade and later was transferred to the 13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade. His Regimental No. was 16135. He was seriously wounded at Passchendaele and died on 1st October 1917. He is buried at Lijessenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Ernest had two brothers that also served. Private Charles Hedley Gribble (Tree No. 316), Returned to Australia 7 February 1919 and Lt Frederick William Gribble (Tree No. 26), returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Tree No. 630