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Horace COE

Regimental number2909
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastrycook
Address64 Hampden Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Cox, 64 Hampden Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Senior Cadets; 1 year in Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces, Hobart.
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth COE. Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date14 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Mudros, 4 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1916 (bomb wound, lacerated wounds, head and face; compound fracture of jaw; wounds to both legs and chest), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 June 1916, and then by Ambulance Train to 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 10 June 1916; to England, 13 June 1916, and admitted same day to Reading War Hospital; transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 18 October 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 November 1916.

Marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Larkhill, 11 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 9 June 1917, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), Hobart, 14 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 October 1925
Age at death29
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, COE Horace

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