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16/04/2017 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.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Corporal McCombe as the son of Robert and Jane McCombe, of Tullyvernon, Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
30/12/2015 Corporal McCombe has no known grave and is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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
30/12/2015 John Robert McCombe emigrated to Canada.
30/12/2015 Family: Robert McCombe, Jane McCombe, Alexander McCombe (born about 1881), Margaret S McCombe (born about 1887)
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records John as 18 years old. He was working as a post boy. His father was a farmer.
30/12/2015 John Robert McCombe was the son of Robert and Jane McCombe. He was born at Tullycorker, Clogher on 4th February 1881.
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