|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Upper Sturt, South Australia|
|School||Upper Sturt Public School, South Australia|
|Address||Upper Sturt, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27.4|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs W H Coats, Upper Sturt, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Oaklands, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Infantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 17407 Pte Arnold Thomas COATS, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; 486 Alec Llewellyn COATS; 3532 Pte Norman Henry COATS, 3rd Light Horse, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919; 2586 Pte Frank Seymour COATS, 4th Division Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 3 May 1919.|
War service: embarked from Australia, 31 May 1915.
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.
Admitted to hospital, 7th Field Ambulance, 24 October 1915; transferred to St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 2 November 1915; invalided to England, 25 November 1915, and admitted to War Hospital, Epsom, 4 December 1915 (enteric fever).
Married Janet ANDERSON, Edinburgh, Scotland, 27 May 1916.
Taken on strength, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, 28 July 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 11 September 1916.
Admitted to hospital sick (scabies), and transferred to 18th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 November 1916; to 20th General Hospital, Camiers (scabies and enteric fever), 4 December 1916; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Camiers, 28 December 1916; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 19 February 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 9 March 1917.
Found guilty of being absent without leave, Monte Video, Weymouth, England, from 30 June to 12 July 1917: awarded 14 days' confinement to barracks and forfeiture of 13 days' pay, 15 September 1917. On leave, 8-25 November 1917. Admitted to hospital sick (bronchitis), 4 January 1918; admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, Boulogne, 11 January 1918; transferred to England, 21 January 1918, and admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 February 1918; transferred to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, Hurdcott, 28 February 1918; marched out to AAMC Training Depot, 3 May 1918.
Found guilty of being absent without leave, 14-16 May 1918: awarded forfeiture of 5 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 May 1918. Rejoined unit in the field, 31 May 1918.
Admitted sick to hospital (bronchitis), 26 October 1918; rejoined unit, 30 October 1918.
Admitted sick (bronchitis) to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 November 1918; transferred to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, England, 26 November 1918; discharged, 19 December 1918, granted furlough and ordered to report to No. 1 Convalescent Depot.
Reported back from furlough, 2 January 1919; sick to hospital, 5 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia; disembarked, 18 August 1919; discharged, 18 October 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Surname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as COATES.|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||84|
|Place of burial||Victor Harbor Cemetery, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COATS Gilbert Stanley|