Frank Ralph Coombs

Surname: Coombs
Other names: Frank Ralph
Other people in this story:
Frank Coombs
Sarah Ann Coombs (nee Aldridge)
Edwin Coombs
Locations in this story:
Fovant, Wiltshire
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Penton Mewsey, Andover, Hampshire
Gallipoli, Turkey

Frank Ralph Coombs was born in Fovant, Wiltshire, during 1889 and baptised there on 7 Jul 1889 the son of Frank Coombs and Sarah Ann Coombs (nee Aldridge).  He lived his early life in Fovant and later in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.  By 1911 he had moved to Penton Mewsey, Andover, Hampshire.   He had enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10739).  He was posted to the Balkans area on 5 Aug 1915 and served immediately with the 10th Battalion at Gallipoli, Turkey, where he was presumed dead on 21 Aug 1915.  His is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, (Panels 126-135 or 223-226, 228-229 and 328).   His brother, Edwin Coombs, also served and survived the conflict.


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