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Charles Barry WHITCOMBE

Regimental number15440
Place of birthWoolwich, Kent, England
SchoolEnglish Borading School, England
Age on arrival in Australia31
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Whitcombe, 31 Marple Street, Nottingham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 17 October 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme Sector - France
Age at death33
Place of burialNottingham General Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

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