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Percy Leopold COBB

Regimental number6725
Place of birthKent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaundryman
Address4 Short Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33.5
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A Cobb, 4 Short Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy; perchased discharge; discharged after 5 weeks in the AIF (Holsworthy Barracks) on account of varicose veins.
Enlistment date7 June 1916
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date29 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: deformed feet - bunions), Sydney, 29 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1952
Age at death69
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, COBB Percy Leopold

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