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Roy Coombs WADSWORTH

Regimental number2287
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressCanterbury Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Wadswroth, Canterbury Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Previous military service2 years Senior Cadets - 48. 2 years Citizen Forces 48th
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Roy Combs Wadsworth on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Ethel WADSWORTH
Discharge date27 April 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 8 July 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 27 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 May 1938
Age at death42
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WADSWORTH Roy Coombs

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