COOMBS Debenham Stuart
Regiment : 7th Battalion Essex Regiment
Service number : D0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 31st October 1918 aged 27
Buried : Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery, Worcestershire, England, Grave 12526.
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester Royal Grammar School. Worcester Astwood Cemetery.
Debenham Stuart Coombs, occupation: army medical, resident Queens Club Gardens, London W., died in the Middlesex Hospital, London. He was buried in Astwood Cemetery on 5th November 1918, aged 27 years, Dissenter. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend S. Wallis Frost.
Source for additional information: Register of burials in Astwood Cemetery, entry no 40341, available on microfilm at Worcestershire Archives.
Lieutenant Coombs was the younger son of Dr & Mrs Wellesley Coombs of Foregate Street, Worcester. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1907 to 1908, prior to that he attended Miss Robson’s School. He married a girl from Northampton and was studying to become a dentist prior to the war. After being wounded in 1917 he became involved in Army medical work. He died in the Middlesex and Dental Hospital, London from Spanish Flu.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.