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Michael COAK

Regimental number421
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressPost Office, Boulder City, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinsister, Mrs Johanna O'Brien, Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll411
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date5 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front.

Embarked from Australia, 20 February 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 May 1916, and detrained to Hazebrouck, 8 May 1916.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, sick with ulcerated tonsils, 11 August 1917. Discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 21 August 1917. Found guilty , 12 November 1917, of when on active serviced, drunkenness on 4 November 1917: awarded forfeiture of 7 days' pay.

On leave from France, 7- 21 December 1917. Rejoined unit in France from leave, 25 December 1917.

Marched out for return to Australia, from the field, 12 February 1919. Marched out to England, 24 February 1917, from France.

To Group Hospital, Parkhouse, sick, 28 February 1919. Marched in from hospital, 1 March 1919. Marched out to Heysbury, Parkhouse, 26 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Soudan', departing from Devonport, England, 12 May 1919; discharged, 5 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COAK Michael

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