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Samuel McCOMBE

Regimental number17213
Place of birthAntrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMierschaum Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine McCombe, Culley Backey, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameFebruary 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; found guilty, 21 May 1917, of breaking ship, 20 May 1917; awarded 72 hours’ detention; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 July 1917.

Marched in to No 1 & 3 Camp Details, Parkhouse, England, 29 July 1917; marched out to Brightlingsea, 2 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 9 January 1918; marched out to unit, 9 January 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Field Company, 22 January 1918.

To hospital (sick), 4 September 1918; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance (scabies), 5 September 1918; transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 September 1918; to Ambulance Train, 6 September 1918, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 7 September 1918; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 8 September 1918; discharged, 30 September 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 4 October 1918; marched out to unit, 2 November 1918; rejoined unit, 3 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 December 1918; returned from leave, 15 January 1919.

Detached to duty, 9 February 1919; rejoined unit, 17 February 1919.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 25 March 1919 (scabies); discharged to duty, 27 March 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 17 April 1919; embarked from France, 24 April 1919; disembarked England, 25 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Ormonde’, 16 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 August 1919; discharged, 3 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCOMBE Samuel

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