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Samuel Edward COATES

Regimental number3747
Place of birthGrassy Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWater supply hand
AddressFosterville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Coates, Fosterville, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza Ann COATES, Fosterville, Victoira. Born at Grassy Flat, Bendigo

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