|Place of birth||Forcesburg, South Africa|
|School||Annandale State School, Victoria|
|Other training||Stott's Business College|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||10 Clarendon Street, Malvern, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Priscilla Richardson, 10 Clarendon Street, Malvern, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 7th Field Company Engineers, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Brigade 6, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/6/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4515|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Family/military connections||Cousins: 1019 Sergeant Victor Ronald COOMBE, 15th Bn, died of wounds, 29 September 1915; 1016 Sergeant Bernard Raymond COOMBE, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915.
Found guilty, Mudros, of being absent without leave from 9 am to 11 am, 9 September 1915: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay (10/-).
Admitted to 1`st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 20 October 1915 (haemorroids); transferred to Malta, 27 October 1915 (diarrhoea), and admiited same day to St John's Hospital; discharged to Ghain Tuffieha Convalescent Camp, 7 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria from Malta, 21 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary hospital, Heliopolis, 26 January 1916 (dysentery); discharged to duty, 2 February 1916.
Transferred to 22nd Bn, 28 March 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 19 April 1916; taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 22 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing in Action, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RICHARDSON John Leslie|