Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joshua Coombs

In memory of:

Gunner Joshua Coombs

July 23, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

85933

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

5th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

October 18, 1892
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment:

December 21, 1914
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Brother of William Coombs of Upper Island, Cove, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 31 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. D. 3.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Picture of Joshua Coombs– Joshua Coombs in his uniform
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CONNON TO CORBETT.  Microform Sequence 22; Volume Number 31829_B016731. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 166.  Page 473 of 818.
  • Monument– Monument in Upper Island Cove where Joshua is commemorated.
  • Monument 2– Joshua Coombs is commemorated on this monument in Upper Island
Cove, Newfoundland.
  • Cemetery– Entrance - Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker - Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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