Garnet Mancel LUSCOMBE

LUSCOMBE, Garnet Mancel

Service Number: 420
Enlisted: 1 March 1901, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Born: Western Creek, Queensland, 15 June 1871
Home Town: Pittsworth, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Toowoomba, Queensland, 5 February 1929, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Pittsworth Cemetery
Sec. 1, Row 003, Grave No. 0189
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 420
1 Mar 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 420, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Brisbane, Queensland
2 Mar 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 420, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
4 Apr 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 420, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, s.s. Victoria, Pinkenba (Brisbane)
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 420, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Disbandment of the Regiment

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'OBITUARY.

MR. GARNET MANCEL LUSCOMBE.

Mr. Garnet Mancel Luscombe, son of the late Mr. John Luscombe, passed away rather unexpectedly in the Toowoomba General Hospital on Tuesday last, after a brief illness, It appears that the late Mr. Luscombe, acting on medical advice, recently sold part of his property, and intended to live in retirement, and after selling his interests a few weeks ago lived with his nephew, Mr. H. E. Luscombe, in Pittsworth. A week previous to his death he went to inspect one of his properties, and, being a hot day, he drank some bore water, which seemed to have caused ptomaine poisoning. The illness which followed was not regarded in any way as serious, but on Saturday last his condition was such that it was considered wise that he should be taken to the Toowoomba Hospital for further attention. On Sunday evening his condition became serious, and his relatives and friends were called to his bedside. On Tuesday morning
He passed peacefully away while conversing with his brother George.

The deceased gentleman was born at Western Creek in June, 1871. As a young man he enlisted and served with the Australian forces in South Africa. On his return from that war he selected land in the Mt. Tyson district, and by hard work became a most successful farmer and grazier. He had reached the stage of his success which he could very comfortably retire from an active life, but the irony of fate was against him, for his retirement was only of a few weeks duration. Mr. Luscombe was unmarried. He was one of the foundation members of the local branch of the Protestant Alliance.

The body was conveyed to Pittsworth on Wednesday last, and buried in the local cemetery, the Rev. Tunstell (Church of England) officiating at the grave side, and members of the Protestant Alliance Lodge acted as pallbearers.

Those left to mourn their loss are three brothers and two sisters, namely, George and William (Pittsworth), and Arthur (Brookstead), Mrs. J. G. Greenwood (Pittsworth) and Mrs. Jas. Morrison (Brisbane).' from Pittsworth Sentinel 9 Feb 1929 (nla.gov.au)

 

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