Stanley Clarke COFFEY

Regimental number333
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressGrant Avenue, Toorak, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Wm James Coffey, Grant Avenue, Toorak, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous gallantry in rescuing wounded at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE on 22nd. August 1916 in broad daylight and under heavy Machine Gun fire and snipers, Cpl. COFFEY and Lieut. LYNCH went out 75 yards into No Mans Land for the purpose of rescuing Lieut. WALKER who was lying out in a shell crater severely wounded. After bandaging his wounds they carried Lieut. WALKER back into our trench. At the time this rescue was made messages were being received to the effect that the enemy was advancing on the right where the wounded man way lying.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7111 Pte Leslie Gloster COFFEY, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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