Eric John LIPSCOMB

LIPSCOMB, Eric John

Service Number: 2348
Enlisted: 1 August 1916, Narrabri
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Normanhurst, New South Wales, Australia, 24 September 1894
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Warrawee Public School and Hurlestone Agricultural High School , New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Artillery bombardment, Le Tourquet, Belgium, 16 May 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Plot II. D. 13.,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Normanhurst South Hornsby Methodist Boys Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2348, 34th Infantry Battalion, Narrabri
17 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 2348, 34th Infantry Battalion
17 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2348, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
16 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2348, 34th Infantry Battalion

Eric John Lipscomb

Eric John Lipscomb was born 24th September 1894 at Normanhurst; occupation: Farmer & Soldier; enlisted at Gunnedah 13th July 1916; trained at Armidale and Maitland; embarked from Sydney 17th October 1916 on board the Borda - calling in at Melbourne, Durban, Cape Town, and Freetown, Sierra Leone; Disembarked 9th January 1917 at Plymouth - moved to Durrington Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury; joined 34th Battalion, 3rd Division, AIF, on 30th April 1917 and moved to the Armentieres sector of the front; killed in action on 16th May 1917 at Le Tourquet in Belgium only ten days after going into action (aged 22).

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Private Eric John Lipscomb, born 24th September 1894 at Normanhurst; occupation: Farmer & Soldier; enlisted at Gunnedah 13th July 1916; trained at Armidale and Maitland; embarked from Sydney 17th October 1916 on board the Borda - calling in at Melbourne, Durban, Cape Town, and Freetown, Sierra Leone; Disembarked 9th January 1917 at Plymouth - moved to Durrington Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury; joined 34th Battalion, 3rd Division, AIF, on 30th April 1917 and moved to the Armentieres sector of the front; killed in action on 16th May 1917 at Le Tourquet in Belgium only ten days after going into action (aged 22).

 

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