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Thomas John Victor COUBROUGH

Regimental number4305
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address301 George Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Coubrough, 301 George Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 2 September 1915 - 10th Rfcts 24th Btn; TOS, 60 Btn 20 April 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBattle of Fromelles, France
Age at death26
Place of burial"Y" Farm Military Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 7), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2139 Corporal Alexander COUBROUGH, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 December 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 810805: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COUBROUGH Thomas John Victor
Red Cross File No 810805

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