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William Thomas COATES

Regimental number185
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMarong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.3
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, J F Coates, Marong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date23 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 25 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 23 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 June 1975
Age at death83
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, COATES William Thomas

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