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Edward John HOLCOMBE

Regimental number5162
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolNational School
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Glendon Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Holcombe, 5 Glendon Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets in the Militia.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death22
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George adn Sarah HOLCOMBE, 5 Gleadow Street, Inveresk, Launceston, Tasmania

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