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Francis COBB

Regimental number1635
Place of birthMontrose, Scotland
SchoolNorth Links Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Cobb, 22 Wellington Place, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave no. 17), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Rockhampton, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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