Private Noel Tingcombe
18th Battalion, AIF
Service Number: 3679
Born: 27 September 1897, Sydney NSW
Died: 4 August 1916, France
Noel Lethbridge Tingcombe was born in Sydney in 1897, the son of John and Ada Tingcombe. He was the grandson of the late Reverend Henry Tingcombe, first Church of England Minister of Armidale. He was educated at the Burwood Superior Public School.
After leaving school, he joined the business belonging to Edwin Faris Ings a chemist in Burwood. Tingcombe later joined the Melbourne Steamship Company and worked on Midgee Station at Pilliga and later Coolabah station just prior to enlisting.
Tingcombe enlisted on 1 November 1915 for service just after his 18th birthday with his brother Henry. The brothers both joined the 18th Battalion. They left Australia on 20 December 1915 on board HMAT Aeneas and spent time in Egypt before being sent to the Western Front.
He was killed in action on 4 August 1916 during the Battle of Pozieres and has no known grave. A memorial service was held for him at St Mary Magdalene church, St Marys.
- Villers-Bretonneux, France
- Honor Roll, Victoria Park, St Marys
Nepean Times 23 September 1916, p3, Col.6
Windsor and Richmond Gazette 29 September 1916, p4,Col.1