|Place of birth||Brompton, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Coglin Street, Brompton Park, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Coats, Coglin Street, Brompton Park, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Thomas and Annie COATS|
War service: Egypt
Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916 (aural), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital (otitis media); discharged, 10 March 1916.
Found guilty, 14 April 1916, of while on Active Service disobeying an order given by an NCO: forfeited 4 days' pay.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 5 May 1916 (dysentery); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 May 1916 (otitis media); rejoined Bn, Ferry Post, 23 May 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 3 June 1916; transferred same day to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray' for discharge (deafness), 10 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 19 October 1916.
War service: 1 year 79 days (of which 258 days were abroad)
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COATS William Harold|