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Charles COAD

Regimental number3485
Place of birthSandhurst, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Coad, Hamlen Street, White Hills, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 10 July 1915 - 21st Bn 8th Reinfrocements; taken on strength 60th Bn 26 February 1916; 57th Bn 15 March 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death46
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave no. 16), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on James Roe Lodge (MU) Roll of Honor ['Our Soldier Brethren'], RSL Museum, Bendigo, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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