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Clarence Gilbert COBURN

Regimental number5357
Place of birthArmadale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool sorter
AddressMerrilands, 42 Mt Pleasant Grove, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Coburn, Merrilands, 42 Mt Pleasant Grove, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1919
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5357A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date5 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigen Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 5 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsOccupation incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as wood sorter.

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