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Regimental number7033
Date of birth9 March 1898
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
AddressCootharaba Road via Pomona, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Cobbin, Cootharaba Road via Pomona, Queensland
Enlistment date6 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date14 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 16 November 1917; left in hospital, Pt Said, Egypt, 11 January 1918 (mumps). Re-embarked from Alexandria, 6 March 1918; disembarked Southampton, 24 March 1918.

Taken on strength, 49th Bn, 3 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 July 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 14 December 1918 (septic foot, boil); transferred to England, 18 December 1918, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol. Granted furlough, 11 January 1919, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 25 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged, 14 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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