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George McCOBB

Regimental number7212
Place of birthWoodlands, Co Donegal, Ireland
AddressWoodland, Drumbeg, Rapoe, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thos. McCobb, Woodland, Drumbeg, Rapoe, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAlbury, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date5 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Proceeded on leave from Belgium to United Kingdom, 10 October 1917; returned from leave, 27 October 1917.

Admitted to 134th Field Ambulance, 6 October 1918 (facial paralysis); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 October 1918; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France, 8 October 1918; invalided to United Kingdom, 9 October 1918; admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, England, 10 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 November 1918; did not report until 11 December 1918, lateness excused; admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 11 December 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 16 December 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 16 December 1918,

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Port Denison’, 25 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 5 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCOBB George

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