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George William COLES

Regimental number1854
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolCrown Street Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBristol, Bunnerong Road, Kensington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G W Coles, Bristol, Bunnerong Road, Kensington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Lt in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1565
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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