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Joseph Pensilva COOMBE

Regimental number55813
Place of birthLucknow, New South Wales
AddressMoonta Mines, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Coombe, Moonta Mines, South Australia
Previous military service81st Infantry
Enlistment date11 April 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 March 1918
Place of enlistmentMoonta, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date26/2/1920
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918.

Allotted to the reinforcements of 32nd Bn, 13 August 1918, and marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Marched out of 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 12 December 1918, for duty with Australian Ordnance Sub-Depot, Tidworth.

Granted 14 days' embarkation leave, 22 October 1919, and to report to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 5 November 1919.

Marched into Australian Imperial Force Depots in United Kingdom, 6 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 18 December 1920; disembarked Adelaide, 2 February 1920; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 26 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal.
Date of death16 July 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOMBE Joseph Pensilva

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