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Arthur Robert COOMBES

Regimental number1920
Place of birthHammersmith, London, England
Other NamesCOOMBES, Arbbeir Robert
SchoolChurch School, Hammersmith, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Coombes, 16 Bridge Road, Hammersmith, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOn file as Arthur Robert Coombes.
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death14 August 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 15), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
35
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Emily Coombes, 45 Overstone Road, Hammersmith, London
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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