1 December 1915 : Pte James Joseph Tibbo

J J Tibbo was born 12 November 1894.

Location of St.John's, Newfoundland (cc OpenStreetMap)

James was the second son of Richard Tibbo (a labourer) and his mother Mary Ann daughter of Richard Roach. 

Lime Street, St.John's today. Image capture June 2021 (c) Google Street View 2021

This lived at 7 Lime Street, St Johns, Newfoundland.

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 Patrick's 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., 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.

1017 Pte James Joseph Tibbo, D Coy 1st Bn, Royal Newfoundland Regt.

1 December 1915


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