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Coombe, Mervyn John

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Coombe of Campbell Town have received word that their son Private Mervyn Coombe had been killed in action in France. He was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Coombe who had offered his services for King and country, Privates Clarence and Cyril Coomnbe his two brothers having returned home previously, suffering from gunshot in the arm, and shell shock, respectively. Before proceeding to the war Pte Mervyn Coombe was at one time engaged as assistant in the local Post Office. On Saturday the Australian flag was flying at half-mast at the local council chambers out of respect for the dead soldier.

The Examiner Launceston 30th October 1917

 

 

 

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