Private Frederick Coombs was listed as serving, in the St Andrew’s parish magazine, in November 1915. By the following month, December 1915, he was reported as convalescent. Nothing more was noted about Private Coombs until June 1918, when it was recorded that he had been missing for two years. By December 1918 Private Frederick Coombs was listed as one of a number who had ‘given their lives for our country’. His death was officially recorded as having taken place on 18th March 1916.
St Andrew’s, Stoke D’Abernon, Parish Magazines, November 1914, November 1915, December 1915, June 1918, and December 1918, SHC Ref. 8909/8/1/4.