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World War One - Roll of Honour


William George Coombs


1895 Elmsted, Kent (baptised at Hastingleigh)

Service No.



The Buffs

Military Notes:

Enlisted 7 Sept 1914 Ashford aged 19yrs 26 days, height 5ft 7, weight 138 lbs, hazel eyes, ginger hair. Demobbed to reserves 11 Nov 1915

Family Notes:

Youngest child of Edward John Coombs and
Mary nee Alexander (m.1871 Elmsted)
Brother of Elizabeth Mary Coombs, John Coombs, Ellen Coombs, Alexander Coombs, Annie Coombs, Matilda Coombs, Mary Coombs, Isabel Coombs and Lucy Coombs.

1891 address: FollyTown, Hastingleigh, Kent
1901 address: Evington Lees, Elmsted, Kent
1911 address: Sweet Apple Cottage, Hastingleigh, Kent with his widowed mother.
He moved to Wye in the 1920s though was registered as resident in Folkestone during the war.

Civilian Occupation:

 Groom domestic servant in 1911


?possible 1927 marriage to Lilian A Turner /needs checking

 NOT on Hastingleigh Roll of Honour


Army Medal Index Card for William Coombs.