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Regimental number3369
Place of birthHull, England
SchoolSit Henry Cooper's School, Hull, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEmerald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinFather, G. Coulson, 174 Bean Street, Hull, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ada COULSON, 24 Alfred Street, Hull, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Found guilty, Tidworth, no date stated, of being absent without leave from 22 October 1917, until 26 October 1917: GOC AIF Depots in United Kingdom directs no further action be taken.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 November 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 7 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 10 November 1917; taken on strength of 59th Bn, 15 November 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried by Reverend F.C. Bremer at Merricourt Abbey Cemetery, 7 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COULSON Harold

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