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Cobbin E A  Shoeing Smith  1031

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918



Cobbin E A  Shoeing Smith    1031    Edward Arthur  2 FAB    22    Blacksmith    Single    R C        

Address: Ascot Vale, Union Rd, 169    

Next of kin: Cobbin, Mr, father, 169 Union Rd, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted: 17 Aug 1914        

Embarkation: A9 Shropshire 20 Oct 1914                                                                                                                                                                                                       

One Thousand Days with the AIF


Mentioned in correspondence:

Burdeu-C-A-Cpl--1000  Letters from the Front [1 April 1915]

Cobbin also wrote a tribute to Burdeu after his death.


Gunner Frederick Sydney Loch also embarked on the Shropshire with the 2nd Field Artillery Battalion, and wrote an account of it published as Straits Impregnable by Sydney de Lough during the war, though initially disguising it as a novel.  An annotated version of Loch's book has been published by Susanna de Vries, and now called  To Hell and Back.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register 

Patriotic Concert 1914

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

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