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Tressilian Herbert COOMBS

Regimental number468
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
SchoolCherry Gardens, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBricklayer
Addressc/o Mrs Vick, Raglan Street, Edwardstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, Coombs, Strathalbyn, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Blackwood Rifle Club, South Australia.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 87), Lemnos, Greece
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Emily COOMBS, Woodleigh Road, Blackwood, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (bullet wound, leg); admitted to No 1 General hospital, Cairo, 30 April 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 20 May 1915; discharged, fit for duty, 23 May 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Valdivia', Gallipoli, 16 August 1915 (enteric); died, 4 am, 16 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOMBS Tressilian Herbert

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