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William COBBAN

Regimental number4690
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolDorcas Street State School, South Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address401 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Cobban, 401 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
96
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and the late Emma COBBAN, husband of Alice E. COBBAN, 367 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, VIctoria, Australia. Born in South Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte Bert Cobban, killed at Pozieres 27 July 1916
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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