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John Joseph COOMBS

Regimental number2379
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressWinton via Longreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Coombs, Winton via Longreach, Queensland
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 5 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted COOMS John Joseph NR
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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