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William Alfred COOM

Regimental number1170
Place of birthSt Austell, Cornwall, England
SchoolBoard School, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressBerry Road, New Quay, Cornwall, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Coom, Berry Road, New Quay, Cornwall, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29.5
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
82
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Emily COOM, Windsor Cottage, Berry Road, Newquay, Cornwall, England

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