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William George COBBAN

Regimental number7331
Place of birthCamperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolStanmore Public School, New South Wales
Address23 Marmion Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Cobban, 23 Marmion Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service13th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in the Militia.
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 14
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 RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 1 April 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row G, Gave No. 81), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie COBBAN, 23 Marmion Street, Camperdown. Sydney, New South Wales

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