1 December 1915 : 1017 Pte James Joseph Tibbo

Born 12 November 1894.

The second son of Richard Tibbo of 7 Lime Street, St Johns, Newfoundland, Labourer by his wife Mary Ann daughter of Richard Roach. 

St. John's Looking West, Before 1892 Looking west from the east end of St. John's before the Great Fire of 1892. Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (C-021335).

James was educated at St Patricks Hall and Holy Cross Christian Brothers’ Schools.

St. John's West End, n.d. The west end of St. John's became increasingly industrialized after the Great Fire of 1892. Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, QEII Library (Coll. 137.01.07.001), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL.

A seaman, James joined the Newfoundland Regiment, 13 January 1915.

James left for England 20 March 1915. He went to the Dardanelles and was killed in action there, 1 December 1915, while assisting a stretcher bearer remove the wounded. 

Azmak Cemetery near Suvla Bay in the Gallipoli Peninsula. Digital photo taken on 24 May 2006. (CC) Wikipedia

James is buried in Azmak Cemetery Suvla, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey.

Grave photo on Find A Grave Index added by Anne (Winsor) Gosse.

Pte James Joseph Tibbo, D Coy 1st Bn, Royal Newfoundland Regt.

1 December 1915

Sources:

Ancestry : De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Find A Grave Website, Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador