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Ernest John Hiscock COOMBE

Regimental number1208
Date of birth7 January 1895
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
SchoolGawler Public School, South Australia
Address10 Morcombe Street, Stephney, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Sarah Coombe, 10 Morcombe Street, Stephney, South Australia
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2nd Lt Harry Heywood COOMBE, 10th Bn, killed in action, 23 August 1918; Lt Samuel Walter COOMBE, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt. Injured, invalided to Australia.
Date of death13 March 1938
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery

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