Lionel Alfred SECCOMBE

SECCOMBE, Lionel Alfred

Service Number: 5198
Enlisted: 29 January 1916, Prahran, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tallangatta, Victoria, 29 January 1895
Home Town: Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Prahran College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Etaples, France, 11 September 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row B, Grave 10, Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Estaires, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5198, Prahran, Victoria
1 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5198, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5198, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
4 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
8 Sep 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5198, 59th Infantry Battalion
11 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5198, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...5198 Private Lionel Alfred Seccombe, 7th Battalion who was a 21 year old buyer from Malvern, Victoria, when he enlisted and embarked for overseas with the 16th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 1 April 1916 aboard HMAT Suffolk. He transferred to the 59th Battalion in Egypt and embarked with them for France, arriving on 30 June 1916. On 8 September 1916, he was wounded in action and died of those wounds on 11 September 1916. Private Seccombe is buried in the Estaires Communal Cemetery, 11 kilometres west of Armentieres, France..." - SOURCE (