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James Scouler COLES

Regimental number11871
Place of birthDiapur, Victoria
SchoolGeelong College, Victoria and state School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address288 Smith Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, G Coles, Wilmot, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 20), Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth COLES, Trevallyn Terrace, Launceston. Native of Diapur, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [75] 2nd Lt Arthur William COLES, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 December 1916; 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.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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