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Regimental number3955
Place of birthBristol, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address11 Queen Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 7"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Harry Wescombe, 4 Strode Street, Barton Hill, Bristol, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Date of death17 January 1919
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date3 August 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked Perth, 9 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 3 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WESCOMBE Charles

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