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Charles Melville COBERN

Regimental number803
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolInvermay State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaw sharpener
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Beatrice Gobern, 283 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Launceston, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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