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Charles John McCOMBIE

Regimental number1061
Place of birthOamaru, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTill Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMrs John McCombie, Till Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1063
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date30 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Left Gallipoli as batman to Father Murphy, 10 November 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Detached for duty with 5th Brigade Headquarters, 21 May 1917.

Detached for duty with 20th Bn, 6 June 1917.

Transferred to 20th Bn, 11 July 1917, and taken on strength with Regimental No 1061A.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 July 1918 (abscess); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 August 1917; to Ambulance Train No 7, 4 August 1918, and admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport (urethral abscess); transferred to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 12 August 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 27 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 October 1918.

On leave to England, 22 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 8 November 1918.

Marched out to England, 15 January 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked, 31 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 30 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsRegimental No entered on Attestation Form as 1061. Address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Dill Street, Camarn, New Zealand.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCOMBIE Charles John

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