George Thomas (Tom) LUSCOMBE

LUSCOMBE, George Thomas

Service Number: 1266
Enlisted: 11 February 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mirani, Queensland, Australia, 22 February 1896
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Walkerston State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 June 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm East Cemetery
Row A, Grave No. 14.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll, Walkerston Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1266, Rockhampton, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1266, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1266, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
24 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 42nd Infantry Battalion
10 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1266, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1266 awm_unit: 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-06-10

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


LUSCOMBE. — In, sad but loving memory of our dear Son, Lance-Corporal George Thomas Lawrence Luscombe, who was killed in action on June 10th. 1917. Aged 21 years and 4 months.

He gave his life for his country.

(Inserted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.)' from Daily Mercury 2 Jul 1917 (


At the monthly meeting of the Pioneer Shire Council yesterday, a letter was read from Mr. J. G. Luscombe applying for permission to plant a tree in the township of Walkerston, at some suitable place, as a memorial to his son, Pte. G. T. Luscombe who was killed in action in France on June 28 1917. The application was readily compiled with, and the selection of site was referred to the Engineer for approval.' from Daily Mercury 11 Jul 1917 (