John Thomas Southcombe

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Southcombe
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, October 14, 1886
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Southcombe nee Stockdale
Father's Name: 
William Southcombe
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, July 4, 1919
Place of Death: 
Bulli, N.S.W.
Details: 

John Thomas Southcombe (Service No 3248), was born in Guisburough, England, and arrived in Australia, in December 1912.

At enlistment he was single, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W.

John embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic, with the 19th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, on 20th December 1915. He arrived in Egypt, and was transferred to the 4th Battalion on 14th February 1916. The battalion then went to France, arriving on 30th March 1916.

John saw service on the Western Front until 15th April 1917, when he was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of a gun shot wound to his leg. Unfit for further active service, John was repatriated to Australia in October 1917, and discharged medically unfit on 17th January 1918. John was awarded a pension.

John did not marry.

John died in Bulli, N.S.W., in 1924, and is buried in Bulli General Cemetery.

John is commemorated for his service, on the Thirroul Cenotaph, Woodward Memorial Park, Thirroul.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SOUTHCOMBE JOHN THOMAS

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