Jamie Ronald LARCOMBE


LARCOMBE, Jamie Ronald

Service Number: 8539262
Enlisted: 18 February 2008
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Combat Engineer Regiment
Born: Kangaroo Island, South Australia, 14 September 1989
Home Town: Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Schooling: Parndana Area School
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, 19 February 2011, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Kingscote Cemetery (Kangaroo Island), S.A.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Yungaburra Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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Afghanistan Service

18 Feb 2008: Enlisted Australian Army
1 Oct 2010: Involvement Australian Army, Sapper, SN 8539262, 1st Combat Engineer Regiment

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Sapper Jamie Larcombe enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on February 18, 2008 and was subsequently posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, with whom he deployed to Afghanistan in October 2010.

During an engagement with insurgents while on patrol in the Mirabad Valley, Jamie was Killed in Action on 19th February 2011. Jamie had just passed the third anniversary of his Army enlistment on 18th February 2011.

Sapper Larcombe had previously served on Operation PADANG ASSIST in Sumatra, Indonesia and was posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment.

Sapper Larcombe has been awarded the following service medals:

- Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp

- International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT)

- Afghanistan Campaign Medal

- the Army Combat Badge.