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53364   Corporal John Robert McCombe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/02/1881
Died: 15/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Summary      
John Robert McCombe was the son of Robert and Jane McCombe. He was born at Tullycorker, Clogher on 4th February 1881. The 1901 census records John as 18 years old. He was working as a post boy. His father was a farmer. John Robert McCombe emigrated to Canada. John enlisted on 2nd November 1914 at London, Ontario. He had previously worked as a clerk. He named his mother has his next of kin. Corporal John Robert McCombe was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) when he died on 15th September 1916, aged 35.
Further Information
John Robert McCombe was the son of Robert and Jane McCombe. He was born at Tullycorker, Clogher on 4th February 1881.
Clogher Main Street
The 1901 census records John as 18 years old. He was working as a post boy. His father was a farmer.
Family: Robert McCombe, Jane McCombe, Alexander McCombe (born about 1881), Margaret S McCombe (born about 1887)
John Robert McCombe emigrated to Canada.
John McCombe Attestation Paper - page 1
John McCombe Attestation Paper - page 2
John enlisted on 2nd November 1914 at London, Ontario. He had previously worked as a clerk. He named his mother has his next of kin
Corporal John Robert McCombe was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) when he died on 15th September 1916, aged 35.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Corporal McCombe was killed in action on 15th September 1916. He had initially been reported missing. His unit were involved in an attack south of Courcelette at the time.
Corporal McCombe has no known grave and is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France.
The CWGC record Corporal McCombe as the son of Robert and Jane McCombe, of Tullyvernon, Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tullycorker, Cecil Clogher Census listing in Tullycorker, Cecil 54.460884 -7.178586
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCombe family Does not list John as living with the family at house 2 in Tullycorker, Cecil, Tyrone
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Corporal John Robert McCombe
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of John Robert McCombe
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Corporal John Robert McComb's death
5 John Robert McCombe Attestation Papers Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob and images
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