The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Henry Comben|
Name of Ancestor: Henry Stokes Comben
Ancestor's date of birth: 22/06/1874
Ancestor's date of death: 16/11/1964
Cause of Death: Old Age
Service and Life Before the Boer War: worked at at Quinburra Bombala branch Co-Op Dairy.
Service Number: 1065 and 270
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: NSW Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 94
Contingent: Fourth New South Wales and First Australian
Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/01/1900
Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1902
Other Boer War Service: 1st Australian Commonwealth Horse.
Memorial details: Bega Buried at Bermagui.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queens medal with 5 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 with the NSWIB in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). March - May 1902 with the 1ACH on Natal border and west Transvaal
Service and life after the Boer War: Farmer and worked on main roads. Died in Bega Buried at Bermagui.
Name of Descendant: Shirley Barrette, Warilla NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter
Name of Descendant: Layne Willebrands, Helensburgh NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Granddaughter
Name of Descendant: Anthony Willebrands, Helensburgh NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson
Name of Descendant: Bowen Willebrands, Helensburgh NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson