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Edward Arthur COBBIN

Regimental number1031
Place of birthMolong, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address169 Union Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr Cobbin, 169 Union Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 5 April 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 10 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 1 April 1916. Taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 15 May 1916. Transferred to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 14 January 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 25 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto on board 'Port Sydney', 8 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1918; discharged, 31 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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