|Place of birth||Summer Hill, New South Wales|
|School||Summer Hill Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Mowrannie Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Henry William Coles, Mowrannie Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in School Cadets from 11 years old; 39th Infantry (15 months)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm Depot, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Mounted Division|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Died of pneumonia.|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death||22.3|
|Place of burial||Handra War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 10), Alexandria, Egypt|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: Pte A.H.J. COLES, returned to Australia.|
War service: Egypt, Palestine.
Taken on strength of 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 15 March 1916.
Marched into Tel el Kebir, 26 April 1916.
Marched into Dueirdar, 12 June 1916.
Found guilty, Serapeum, 21 August 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.
Attached to No 68 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Kantara, 20 December 1916, for trade test; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 28 December 1916.
Attached to 4th Light Horse Bde Headquarters, El Arish, 3 April 1917.
Charged with, Tel el Fara, 14 June 1917, of while on active service, (1) being absent without leave under apprehended by Military Police at Zagazig, 10 June 1917; (2) being in possession of an improper pass; (3) neglecting to obey an general order in that he was not wearing an identity disc; found Guilty on Charge 3, and Not Guilty on Charges 1, and 2: award, cautioned and admonished.
Attached to 37th Company, Australian Divisional Train, 7 January 1918.
Taken on strength of 2nd Field Squadron, 14 February 1918, and posted to 4th Field Troop.
Evacuated to hospital, 8 October 1918; admitted to No 21 General Hospital, Alexandria, 14 October 1918 (pneumonia, dangerously ill).
Died, 17 October 1918 (pneumonia).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLES Allen Sydney Newell|