Keith Taylor LUSCOMBE


LUSCOMBE, Keith Taylor

Service Number: 2284
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Muswellbrook, NSW, August 1896
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 July 1916
Cemetery: Albert Communal Extension Cemetery
I K 9, Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2284, 20th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2284, 20th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2284, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
27 Jul 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2284, 20th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Robert Snelling Taylor & Mary Eleanor LUSCOMBE
Of Petersham Rd, Marrietville, NSW

LANCE-CORPORAL K. T. LUSCOMBE. Lance-Corporal Keith Taylor Luscombe has died of wounds received in France. He was at Gallipoli. He is an old Sydney Grammar School boy, 20 years of age, and the third son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. T. Luscombe, of Marrickville, who have two other sons at the front, one of whom, Broughton, has been wounded.

Lance-Corporal LUSCOMBE.— Mr. and Mrs. Luscombe, of Petersham Road, Marrickville, have heard that their third son (Lance-Corporal Keith Taylor Luscombe) died of wounds on July 27 whilst fighting in France, His two brothers are there, and the eldest (Broughton) was also lately wounded. He would have been 20 years of age on August 4, and was an old Sydney Grammar School boy. He had about two months at Gallipoli , and on his return to Egypt passed his exams, as a machine gunner. He had been fighting in France since early in April.