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John Patrick COE

Regimental number7653
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNorth Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F Coe, 7 Orange Avenue, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Black Rock Training Corps, Dublin (time expired).
Enlistment date21 December 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date16 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 August 1817; disembarked Liverpool, England, 24 October 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 16 January 1918. Found guilty, 27 March 1918, of failing to report at 8.30 am for fatigue duty after being previously warned: forfeited 2 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 8 April 1918 (shell gas), and admitted to 1/2 North Midland Field Ambulance; transferred by Ambulance Train No 42 to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outrean, 10 April 1918; to 25th General Hospital, 13 April 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, Escault, 21 April 1918; rejoined unit, 29 May 1918. On leave, 2 November 1918; rejoined unit, 25 November 1918. On leave ('from France': to England?), 8-22 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 17 August 1919; discharged, Perth, 16 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1973
SourcesNAA: B2455, COE John Patrick

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