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Frederick William HURCOMBE

Date of birth16 August 1867
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipping agent
Address9 Gladstone Road, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation47
Next of kinWife, Mrs E V A Hurcombe, 9 Gladstone Road, Mile End, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name10th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion


Unit: 10th Battalion
Promotion date: 19 August 1914

Unit: 50th Battalion

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Refers 25 April 1915.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

Family/military connectionsSon: [52] Lt Roy Kintore HURCOMBE MC & Bar, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commanded 50th Bn, 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 December 1945
Age at death86
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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