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Charles Sydney Coombes

  • Service number
    12/3285 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Unknown photographer (1917) What do you think of our happy family?. Group portrait of patients, nurses and orderlies on a ward. Three male patients are posed in two hospital beds, each bed has additional male patients sitting either side. Standing behind are two nurses and four male staff. Inscription on verso reads: "What do you think of our happy family? Room 12, Ward 2, Oatlands Park, Feb. 18th, 1917. Back Row - Mick Galoion, M.G.C; Lake Falconer, Ruskins boy, Charlie Coombes, 16th Waikato; Sister Miller; Burgess; Nurse Wilson. Front Row - Cpt. R. Colhoun, Tunnellers; H. Yates, 3rd Akd; Reeves Currie, 3rd 7. Arb(?); Sgt. Paddy Connell, Wgtn West Coast Ed Stern, Dio ...llers (?)." [sic]. Auckland War Memorial Museum call no. D570 M48 W241 p16. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Sydney AWMM
  • Surname
    Coombes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/3285 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Pembroke, Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Coombes (father), Station Road, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 Nov 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/3285 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 13 November 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 35 or HMNZT 36 AWMM
    Vessel was Willochra or Tofua AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
    8th Reinforcements AWMM

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Death

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