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James Joseph COFFEY

Regimental number1000A
Place of birthEmly, Co Tipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBallanacree House, Emly, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick Martin Coffey, Ballanacree House, Emly, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 17 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918
Discharge date20 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, Compositional Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 20 November 1915; allotted to 11th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, and taken on strength, 9 March 1916; marched out to Camel Transport and General Base Depot, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 April 1916; marched into Moascar, 1 July 1916.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Beliah, and transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 February 1918; to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 24 February 1918 (dysentry); to 44th Stationary Hospital, 28th February 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 6 March 1918; to Rest Camp, 15 March 1918; discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 3 April; marched out to 11th Light Horse Regiment, Palestine, and taken on strength, 16 April 1918.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Palestine, 7 May 1918, and transferred to Australian Receiving Station (bomb wound, thigh); to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 May 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 13 May 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 14 May 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 15 May 1918.

Embarked Suez on HT 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918. Discharged, 20 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COFFEY James Joseph

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