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Coombs, J F

La Clytte Military Cemetery

La Clytte Military Cemetery, near Ieper


Born at Jersey. Son of Henry G & Rachel E Coombs of St Helier. Husband of Ella Coombs. Served in RJM.

Killed in action, aged 30 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 18 March 1918

Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret we chronicle the death which took place in action on 5 February of Sapper James Frederick Coombs of the Canadian Engineers. The deceased gallant soldier, who was in his 29th year, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs G Coombs of 29 Chevalier Road and left for the land of the Maple some years back. He joined up in the early days of the war and had been in France for some time. We tender the bereaved family our sincere sympathy.

Canadian attestation papers



James William Coombs

Sapper James William Coombs
8th Battalion. Canada Railway Troops

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 18 March 1918

Commemorated on Victoria Street Congregational Church Memorial, Jersey

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record