Joseph Comberbach


Joseph Comberbach was born in 1884 in St John’s, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was the son of Edward Comberbach and Harriet nee Austin.
He was a cotton reacher in 1901 and became a Tramway Motor Man Driver for the Corporation by 1911. He married Mary Gabbott in 1909.

During World War 1 he served as Gunner 17352 in the Royal Garrison Artillery attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps.
He was amongst the first to land in France on 17th August 1914.

He survived the war and he and his wife had two children:

  • John Comberbach born 1910
  • Stella Comberbach born 1918

Joseph Comberbach died in 1943 in Blackburn.

Joseph Comberbach Medal Index Card

Campaign: 1914

(A) Where decoration was earned.

(B) Present situation.

Name

Corps

Rank

Reg. No.

Roll on which included (if any)

(A) COMBERBACH

Royal Garrison Artillery attached RAMC Signal Company

Gunner

17352

MEDAL

ROLL

PAGE

VICTORY

RGA/104B

362

BRITISH

RGA/104B

362

14 STAR

RGA 14

2

(B) Joseph

33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery

Sergeant

30347

 

Action taken

 

THEATRE OF WAR

AS/RFA/8809

Qualifying Date.

17 August 1914

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