Geoffrey John COOMBS


COOMBS, Geoffrey John

Service Number: 6708750
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Field Squadron, RAE
Born: Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia , 25 December 1945
Home Town: Smithton, Circular Head, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 22 March 1968, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Smithton Cemetery (Tasmania)
Plot RC 738
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Smithton Vietnam War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
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Vietnam War Service

27 Nov 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sapper, SN 6708750, 1st Field Squadron, RAE
27 Nov 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 6708750

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Birth: Dec. 25, 1945
Tasmania, Australia
Death: Mar. 22, 1968, Vietnam

6708750 Sapper Geoffrey John Coombs Age 22.
1st Field Squadron Royal Australian Corps of Engineers
He was called up and then volunteered in February 1967. Coombs was killed by a land mine in the Long Hai hills, Phuoc Tuy 22nd March 1968.

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Service Record
Coombs , Geoffrey John
Service Army
Service Number 6708750
Rank Sapper
Date of Birth 25 12 1945
Place of Birth Smithton Tas.
Date of Intake 0/1/1967
NS Training 2 RTB
Follow Up Training 1 Field Squadron
Basic Training Puckapunyal
Next of Kin at time of Service Mr & Mrs Coombs
Operational Service Vietnam
Medals AASM / Vietnam Campaign Medal / ADM / ANSM / South Vietnam Star

Information from Nashos Nominal Roll