John Coombe papers

Scope and Content

Officer's record of services book (22 November 1918); 2 commission certificates (10 April 1915, 6 June 1918); Press cutting relating to commission [1918]; Manuscript letter from unidentified correspondent at Heliopolis (5 April 1919); Movement order (12 August 1918); Message and signals form (15 January 1919); Protection certificate (8 April 1919); Demobilization ration book (19 April 1919); Typescript copy of telegram from 234 Brigade to 1st/123rd Outrams Rifles (15 January 1919); Allowance certificate (nd); Typescript letter relating to commission (29 November 1918); Railway warrant (nd); Application for leave form (29 November 1918); Manuscript service record compiled from regimental records (nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Rew Coombe, born in 1891, served as Quartermaster, later Lieutenant, 2nd/4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, then later, attached to the 1st/123rd Outrams Rifles, served in Egypt/Palestine.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs M. Willemstyn (daughter).


In English.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy)

Alternative Form Available


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