Henry Edward Phipps KINGCOMBE

KINGCOMBE, Henry Edward Phipps

Service Number: 1196
Enlisted: 17 September 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Towcester, England, 7 January 1892
Home Town: Yungaburra, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Devonport High School, Devon, England
Occupation: Auctioneer/Selector
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 23 July 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Atherton War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Malanda Eacham Memorial Gates, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1196, 9th Infantry Battalion, Townsville, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1196, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1196, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded ANZAC / Gallipoli, GSW (ankle)
17 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 9th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1196, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Henry Edward Phipps KINGCOMBE was born on 7th January, 1892 in Towcester, Northants, England

His parents were Alfred Aaron Partridge KINGCOMBE and Sarah PHIPPS who married in Towcester in 1890

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Mar 1892   Kingcombe Henry Edward P Towcester 3b 14.


His parents lived at Gudgarra, Peeramon, Queensland.

Emigrated to Australia aged 17.

Previously wounded at Gallipoli.

He is remembered on the Towcester War Memorials.

Towcester the Roman town of Lactodorum, is a market town in south Northamptonshire, England, and is pronounced "Toaster" Towcester comes from the Old English Tōfeceaster.[  Tōfe refers to the River Tove; Bosworth and Toller compare it to the "Scandinavian proper names" Tófi and Tófa. The Old English ceaster comes from the Latin castra ("camp") and was "often applied to places in Britain which had been Roman encampments." Thus, Towcester means "Camp on the (river) Tove."

There are several memorials for Towcester, the first is in the cemetery and the others in St Lawrence Church.

 

The memorial in the cemetery takes the form of an octagonal base surmounted by square plinth and plain Latin cross with the inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth.

The memorial in the cemetery

1914 - THE GREAT WAR - 1918
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE
TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN, WHO IN
THESE YEARS OF WAR, WENT FORTH
FROM THIS PLACE FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED
NOT AGAIN ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO
BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE.

In St Lawrence's church there is a Roll of Honour Book listing all those who served in World War 1, 274 names. There are memorial plaques on the north wall of the north aisle for World War 1 and 2. The larger plaque commemorates the men who lost their lives in the First World War. The smaller plaque commemorates the Second World War.

The memorial in the church

THIS BRONZE WAS ERECTED TO THE EVERLASTING HONOUR
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING GOOD
AND TRUE MEN OF THE PARISH OF TOWCESTER WHO
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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