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Thomas COUGHLAN

Regimental number25604
Place of birthCo Clare, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Antwerp', Rae Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs V Coughlan, 'Antwerp', Rae Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 19 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 29 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1916. transferred to 2nd Division Artillery; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 3 January 1917; transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 26 January 1917, and taken on strength, 12th Battery, 27 January 1917. Transferred to 11th Battery, 19 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1917 (multiple wounds, back), and admitted to 14th Field Ambulance; incorrectly reported to have died of wounds, 6 September 1917. Admitted to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 September 1917; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 16 September 1917; to England, 21 September 1917, and admitted to County of Middlesex Hospital, Napsbury, 22 September 1917 (wounds severe); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 October 1917. Discharged on furlough, 20 November 1917, to report to No 2 command Depot, 4 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, and transhipped on board HT 'Port Darwin', for travel to Sydney, 4 March 1918; discharged, 8 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 December 1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, COUGHLAN Thomas

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