Gordon Phillip SMALLACOMBE

SMALLACOMBE, Gordon Phillip

Service Number: 6896
Enlisted: 16 July 1917, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 28 December 1898
Home Town: Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 May 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll, Maitland St John's Anglican Church Memorial Altar and Plaque, Maitland War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6896, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6896, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6896, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
6 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion, Taken on strength with 48th
3 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6896, 48th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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