Jamie Ronald LARCOMBE

Afghanistan - Operation Slipper Service

18 Feb 2008:

1 Oct 2010:

Enlisted Australian Army

Involvement Australian Army, Sapper, SN 8539262, 1st Combat Engineer Regiment

Sapper Jamie Larcombe was born on 14 September 1989 at Kingscote Hospital on Kangaroo Island, South Australia and enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on February 18, 2008 and was subsequently posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, with whom he deployed to Afghanistan in October 2010.During an engagement with insurgents while on patrol in the Mirabad Valley, Jamie was Killed in Action on 19th February 2011. Jamie had just passed the third anniversary of his Army enlistment on 18th February 2011.

Sapper Larcombe had previously served on Operation PADANG ASSIST in Sumatra, Indonesia and was posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment.

Jamie went to Parndana Area School where he was loved by all his peers. He was a community-minded person who was a Country Fire Service volunteer, played sport for his local footy club.

Jamie was a fun, loving individual who loved life and loved to give where he could. A dedicated brother, son and partner, he could always be relied on. Anyone who came in contact with Jamie grew to love him for his personality and great sense of humour. He was cherished by his local Kangaroo Island community, friends, family and his close Army mates, who are now mourning this great loss. Jamie is survived by his parents Steven and Tricia, sisters Ann-Marie, Emily and April.

RSL Vitual War Memorial : https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/people/617148http://www.defence.gov.au/vale/SprLarcombe/

Roll of Honour:

Jamie Ronald Larcombe

Service Number: 8539262

Rank: Sapper

Unit: 1st Combat Engineer Regiment

Service: Australian Army

Conflict / Operation: Afghanistan, 2001-

Conflict eligibility date: Afghanistan, 2001-

Date of death: 19 February 2011

Place of death: Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan

Cause of death: Killed in action

Age at death: 21

Source: AWM file


See news article dated 10 Nov 2016 detailing the new mental health facility at Glenside

to be named in honour of Jamie Larcombe.

Jamie Larcombe Centre – Veterans mental health precinct

The Jamie Larcombe Centre is a new $15 million Veterans’ mental health precinct located at Glenside Health Service Campus, providing mental health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services to Veterans.

The Centre has been purpose built to accommodate services previously provided by Ward 17 at the Repatriation General Hospital.

The Centre was officially opened on Thursday 5 October 2017 by the Larcombe family, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse. ... [more]