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Arthur William COLES

Regimental number75
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWilmot, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G Coles, Wilmot, Tasmania
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 December 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 393 Corporal David Henry COLES, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 20 October 1917; 3369 Lance Corporal George James COLES, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 November 1918; 11871 Sergeant James Scouler COLES, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 10 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 June 1982

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