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Walter Harry COOMBS

Regimental number5557
Place of birthNorth Weston near Portishead, Bristol, Somersetshire, England
SchoolWeston in Gordano, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Coombs, Rosewood Cottage, Western in Gordand, Somerset, England
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 22 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBonchain
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCabaret-Rough British Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row G, Grave No. 10), Souchez, Frane
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Ethelind Amy COOMBS, Weston-in-Gordano, Bristol, England
Family/military connectionsPte B.B. Bennett no. 5537, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, bed passenger H.M. Ship Wandella.

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