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Walter Cobb

Unknown, photographer. Cobbe [sic] W.M.R.M.G. with Turkish machine gun. Williams Albums 212. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-212-p4-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions. A copy of this image is also held in the Turnbull Library: Read, James Cornelius, 1871-1968. Trooper Walter Cobbe with captured Turkish machine gun, Gallipoli, Turkey. Read, J C :Images of the Gallipoli campaign. Ref: 1/4-058062-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Unknown, photographer. Cobbe [sic] W.M.R.M.G. with Turkish machine gun. Williams Albums 212. Aucklan …


  • Title
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    Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Cobb AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Leonard Cobb AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/26 AWMM
    • WWII 804515 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    Aug 1886 Military Personnel file
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    Porirua, New Zealand AWMM
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    Miss Helma Cobb (sister), Anvers Fieldway, Thingwell Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, England AWMM
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    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


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    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry and good work near Ammon on 25th. Sept 1918. He made a personal reconnassance under rifle and Machine Gun fire to, help on attacks by troops on right, and at the critical moment rushed his guns forward and brought enfilade fire to bear on the enemy positions, thus greatly assisting in the capture of 6 machine guns and 100 prisoners (2nd Supplement to London Gazette of 3rd October, 1919). AWMM

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10 August 2016LukeHawkes Bay Direct descendant

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