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George COBBE

Regimental number5345
Place of birthWigan, England
SchoolNangunan State School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressNangeenan, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, T Cobbe, Nangeenan, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPiccardy or Corbie or Villers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 18), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Ellen COBBE, 57 Rushton Street, Victoria park, Western Australia. Born in England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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