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George Royland COOMBES

Regimental number1603
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolWest Maitland Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJersey Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Coombes, Jersey Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Valuable services s gunner, showing conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.(Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 19 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBeacon Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 2), Sailly-Laurette, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah COOMBES. native of Newcastle, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsSister: Sister Annie Isabelle Coombes RRC.

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