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Regimental number4565
Place of birthHastings River New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarras PO, Hastings River, via Wauchope, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs D M Coombes, Yarras PO, Hastings River, via Wauchope, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4564 Lance Corporal Stanley COOMBES, 45th Bn, died of wounds, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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