Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Coombs

In memory of:

Lieutenant Charles Coombs

December 27, 1919

Military Service






Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force


116th Bn.

Additional Information

Husband of Jessie Coombs, of 50, The Maples, Bain Avenue, Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 531 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

III. F. 15.


Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Tragic death of Lt Charles V V Coombs 27th December 1919

Reported in the Daily Herald (London)  31 December 1919
  • Grave Marker
  • Attestation Paper– Source: Library and Archives Canada
  • Photo of Charles Coombs– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • The 116th Battalion– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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