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William COLES

Regimental number917
Place of birthLillimore, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWattawella, Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Henry Jas Coles, Wattawella, Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28.10
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Louisa COLES, Stawell, Victoria. Native of Stawell, Victoria
Family/military connectionsFour cousins killed.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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