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John Alexander COLE

Regimental number2121
Place of birthByrock, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Minora, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMorigry, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Cole, Morigry, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in NSW Militia.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 September 1916
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death22.6
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No 7), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Rose COLE
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2122 Pte Thomas Junior COLE, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917; 2123 Pte William Henry COLE, 18th Bn, killed in action, 31 July 1916.

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