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James Cuthbert COBON

Regimental number310
Place of birthCooktown, North Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.3
Height6' 0"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, James John Cobon, Cooktown, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 months in the 3rd Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James John and Agnes Elizabeth COBAN
Discharge date13 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 15 May 1915 (severe gun shot wound; both buttocks).

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (wounded), Brisbane, 13 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as COBAN.
Date of death30 January 1936
Age at death41
Place of burialBrisbane Crematorium, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, COBON James Cuthbert

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