Robert George COOMBS


COOMBS, Robert George

Service Number: 1728
Enlisted: 16 January 1915, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Surrey, England, United Kingdom, 1876
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Leddington Board School, England
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, Dardenelles, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 64 Headstone inscription reads: One of the best that God could send Alice Commemorated in the Fremantle Cemetery, WA
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1728, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
19 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1728, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1728, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edwin Daniel George Coombs and Eliza Elizabeth Catchpole formerly Coombs of England

Husband of Alice Henrietta Coombs of Central Avenue, Beaconsfield, Fremantle, WA. Father of Robert Arthur Douglas Coombs and Cecil John Edwin Coombs who served with the RAAF in WW2 between 1940-1945

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served in the Boer War for 12 months between March 190 and March 1901 plus about 6 years with as a volunteer with 2nd Middlesex Regiment