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Regimental number4465
Place of birthMawdesley near Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
SchoolMawdsley National School, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cobham, School Lane, Maudsley, Omskirk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 52), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Reuben Cobham 22nd Bn.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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