They were called the “Fighting Ibbetts of Auburn.” Mr. and Mrs. T. Ibbett, of Bourke Street, Waterloo, formerly of Auburn had four sons. Out of a those four sons three answered the call of the Empire and were considered “worthy representatives of our fighting stock.” Henry Ibbett, the remaining son, attempted to enlist six times, and has been on each occasion rejected.
Trooper George Ibbett enlisted in November, 1915, with the Queensland Light Horse, and had seen active service in Palestine, and did yeoman service there. He was also on duty at the base at Port Said.
Cumberland Argus, 4 January 1919