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Alfred Cyril COOMBE

Regimental number3182
Place of birthCampelltown, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCampbell Town, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 8.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Coombe, Campbell Town, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date2 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit: shell shock), 2 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Cecil.
Date of death12 December 1978
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOMBE Alfred Cyril

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