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Harry Theodore COLE

Regimental number6973
Place of birthTyabb, Victoria
SchoolTyabb State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTyabb, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr G G Cole, Tyabb, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1916
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [5057] Captain Lewis George COLE, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919; 4398 Pte Godfrey Laurence COLE, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 7th Bn, in the field, 10 May 1917.

Detached to Corps Pigeon School, 25 February 1918; rejoined Bn, 27 February 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian field Ambulance, 29 June 1918 (influenza), and transferred same day to 18th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 19 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 21 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 9 August 1918.

Died of wounds, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLE Harry Theodore

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