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John William Richard Lacey Coles SCOBIE

Regimental number4638
Place of birthNewell, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOverseer
AddressNew Well via Hergott Springs, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Scobie, New Well via Hergott Springs, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Alexander SCOBIE
Discharge date28 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 28 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death13 September 1937
Age at death48
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCOBIE John William Richard Lacey Coles

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