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Robert Henry COLES

Regimental number5075
Place of birthStaffordshire, England
Place of birthBorn at Kingswinford, Staff, England
SchoolSt Boniface College, Plymouth, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDairy hand
AddressWhitehart Hotel, Beverley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr H R Coles, Cheshunt, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Jane COLES, "Ivanhoe", Cromwell Avenue, Cheshunt, Herts., England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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