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William Ernest WHITCOMBE

Regimental number5207
Place of birthBlessington, Tasmania
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBlessington, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Whitcombe, Blessington, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death35
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave 29), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mrs M A WOODRUFF (formerly WHITCOMBE) and J WHITCOMBE.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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