Francis COBB

COBB, Francis

Service Number: 1635
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Montrose, Scotland., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 May 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Grave III. K. 17. INSCRIPTION HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS , Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 1635, 49th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Hawkes Bay embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
20 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 1635, 49th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 28 years old.

He is one of six Australian casualties of the Great War commemorated on the Montrose War Memorial. There are at least the same number of Montrose born Australian soldiers who fell and are not recorded there. Montrose (Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Rois) is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. It is situated 38 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers. It is the northernmost coastal town in Angus and developed at a natural harbour that traded in skins, hides and cured salmon in medieval times.