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Walter Durham COOMBES

Regimental number21057
Place of birthEdmonton via Cairns, Queensland
SchoolState School, Edmonton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEdmonton, via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, H H Coombes, Edmonton, via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1918
Place of death or woundingHeily, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDRibemont Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Charlotte COOMBES; husband of Evelyn COOMBES, Edmonton, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2776 Pte Samuel Rodd COOMBES, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialRibemont sur Ancre Cemetery, France

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