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Roy Albert COOMBE

Regimental number5968
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolOne Mile State School, Gympie, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor expert
AddressHughenden, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, A A Coombe, Red Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets as 2nd Lieutenant
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied on board transport "Itonus" near Dacca, West Africa, of meningitis.
FateDied at sea 6 October 1916
Age at death20
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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