Ernest Richardson MCCOMB

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MCCOMB, Ernest Richardson

Service Number: 22927
Enlisted: 26 November 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 6 June 1896
Home Town: Frankston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse trainer
Died: Pneumonia & Appendicitis, Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, England , United Kingdom, 9 January 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent , England
Grave No. 1429
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Frankston Avenue of Honour Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22927, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 22927, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 22927, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne
3 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 22927, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
6 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
9 Jan 1917: Involvement Driver, SN 22927, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 9th January..... Ernest Richardson McComb was born at Frankston, Victoria in 1896. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 26th November, 1915 as a 20 year old, single, Horse Trainer from Carr Street, Frankston, Victoria.

Gunner Ernest Richardson McComb embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Medic (A7) on 20th May, 1916 & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 18th July, 1916 with 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Reinforcements. He was posted to Larkhill, Wiltshire on 2nd August, 1916 then transferred to 3rd D.A.C. (Divisional Ammunition Column) on 4th October, 1916 & mustered as Driver on 5th October, 1916.

Driver Ernest Richardson McComb proceeded overseas to France on 24th November, 1916. He was admitted to Hospital on 29th November, 1916 with appendicitis then invalided to England on Hospital Ship Jan Breydel on 3rd December, 1916.

Driver McComb was admitted to Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, England on 4th December, 1916 with appendicitis.

Driver Ernest Richardson McComb died at 2 am on 9th January, 1917 at Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, England from Pneumonia & Appendicitis. He was buried in Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Rochester, Kent, England where 9 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located (includes an Australian born who served with NZ Forces).

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/rochester---fort-pitt...

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