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Robert COOMBES

Regimental number984
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressSavings Bank of Victoria, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, G Coombes, Chief Stoker, Hmas Australia, Ran
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Services at landing GALLIPOLI, QUINN'S POS, POPE'S HILL, general attack in May. Movements on the left, one of the few survivors of 13th Battalion Stretcher Bearers who were thanked by Colonel BURNAGE and Major ELLIS for services during first 2 days. Evacuated with frost bite 12th December, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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