|Place of birth||Forbes River, New South Wales|
|School||Cleveland Street Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Yarras PO, Hastings River, via Wauchope, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs D M Coombes, Yarras PO, Hastings River, via Wauchope, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Broodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Plot XXI, Row D, Grave No 21A), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Drusilla Macquarie COOMBES, Yarras, Hastings River, Wauchope, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 4565 Pte Arthur COOMBES, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917; 1st Cousins: 41 Pte Alfred COOMBES, 34th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; 5060 Pte Arthur James COOMBES, 1st Bn, killed in action, 25 July 1916; 1669 Pte Matthew John COOMBES, 5th Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 45th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Admitted to 29th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916 (haemoptysis); transferred to 12th Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916; to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 July 1916; to England, 5 August 1916, and admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 September 1916 (tuberculosis of lung Hospital, Woolwich, and transferred same day to Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolich; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 September 1916.
Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Codford, 18 October 916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 November 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 June 1917.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 10 September 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 25 September 1917.
Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, face and right arm), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 12 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COOMBES Stanley|