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Clair Patrick COUCHE

Regimental number7971
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Couche, Rathealy Road, Fermoy, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of [unspecified] medical condition: 'made fit by operation')
Enlistment date30 August 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 30 August 1917 - 27th Rfcts 11th Btn; TOS, 51 Btn 6 April 1918; mortally wounded 6 May 1918.
FateDied of wounds 8 June 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death26
Place of burialEtretat Churchyard Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 27 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; taken on strength, 51st Bn, 6 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 6 May 1918 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance same day; transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1918; to 1st US Army Hospital, Etretat, 18 May 1918; died of wounds, 8 June 1918.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COUCHE Clair Patrick

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