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Samuel Walter COOMBE

Regimental number708
Date of birth--/08/1889
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
SchoolGawler Public and Adelaide High Schools, South Australia
Address1O Morecombe Street, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, E H Coombe, 10 Morecombe Street, St Peters, South Australia
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 16 March 1916


Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 21 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date--/08/1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2nd Lt Harry Heywood COOMBE, 10th Bn, killed in action, 23 August 1918; 1208 Pte Ernest John Hiscock COOMBE, 1st Light Horse, returned to Australia, 17 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France. Wounded, Gallipoli; invalided to England; recovered and returned to duty. Contracted shell shock, France; invalided to Australia; discharged as medically unfit.

Sources'SA War Families' gives date of birth as 5 January 1888.

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