Gellibrand


Gellibrand
/ˈdʒɛlibrænd/ (say 'jeleebrand)

noun
1. Sir John, 1872–1945, Australian army officer and administrator; served in the Boer War and World War I including at Gallipoli.
2. Joseph Tice, 1786–1837, Australian lawyer, born in London; attorney-general of Van Diemen's Land 1823–26.
John Gellibrand was born at Ouse, Tasmania, graduated top of his class from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, England, in 1893, and served with the British Army in the Boer War before returning to Australian in 1912. He joined the AIF in 1914, and at Gallipoli successfully supervised supplies of ammunition and reinforcements. On the Western Front, in command of the 6th Brigade, Gellibrand fought at Pozières and Mouquet Farm in July–August 1916, Bapaume in March–April 1917 and Bullecourt in May 1917. After Bullecourt he asked to be relieved of his command and took up a training position at the AIF depots in Britain before returning to action on the Western Front at Dernancourt. In May 1918 he was promoted to the rank of major general and given command of the 3rd Division, an appointment his rival HE Elliott had expected to be his. Post-war, Gellibrand served in the House of Representatives as the member for Denison (1925–28); in 1923, in Hobart, he founded the Remembrance Club, the fore-runner of Legacy.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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