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Harry Hughes COFFEN

Regimental number967
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationClerk
AddressTorrens Road, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMrs Harry Coffen, Torrens Road, Alberton, South Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Alica Martha COFFEN
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the 18 months Sergeant COFFEN has been Orderly Room Sergeant of the Battalion, he has rendered excellent service; particularly during period February to September, 1918. Operations have been numerous entailing considerable preparatory work. As Orderly Room Sergeant he has always been ready and effective in his sphere of duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death16 August 1924
Age at death38
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, South Australia

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