WW1. A 1918 D.C.M. pair awarded to Corporal T. Coombs, Royal Field Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (125833 Cpl. T. Coombs. R.F.A.); British War Medal 1914-20 (125833 Cpl. T. Coombs. R.A.), nearly extremely fine (2)
D.C.M. London Gazette 3 October 1918:
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a heavy bombardment a direct hit set fire to an ammunition recess. He at once went to the recess and commenced throwing out the unignited ammunition, and continued to do this, although he was twice thrown out by exploding bombs, the second time being also wounded in the head. He was eventually dragged away just before the remaining ammunition exploded. His particularly gallant action undoubtedly saved the fire from spreading to an adjacent ammunition recess.'