Private Cecil Moore Coombs

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

6 Jan 1918


Hayward Tyler & Co

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

79 Church Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 21st February 1918
Pte Cecil Moore Coombs

Pte Cecil Moore Coombs, 45788, 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, was killed in action in France. He was reported missing on January 6th, 1918, and was still so listed by his mother when the Book of Life was created at Luton Parish Church in 1919. He had enlisted on March 31st, 1917, and trained at Felixstowe before proceeding overseas in September 1917.

Cecil, son of Mrs Louisa Coombs, of 79 Church Street, Luton, was aged 19 and had formerly worked at Hayward Tyler & Co. He had also been a member of the Church Lads' Brigade band in Luton and had served as a bugler in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Beds Regiment.

He is commemorated on the St Mary's Church Memorial as well as the town War Memorial.

Individual Location

Pte Cecil Moore Coombs

Author: Deejaya

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