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Regimental number7215
Place of birthSouth End, Essex, England
SchoolDay School, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailors cutter
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E J Coombs, 62 Ewing Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza COOMBS, southend-onSea, Essex, England; husband of Elsie COOMBS, 60 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick East, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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