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Reginald Bruce COULTER

Regimental number772
Date of birth18 July 1896
Place of birthSt Peters, South Australia
SchoolThe Church of England Collegiate School of St Peters, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
Address12 Third Avenue, East Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Coulter, 12 Third Avenue, East Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 8 months in the 78th Bn, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft Australia 31 May 1915 with 27 Btn as Sgt, returned from Gallipoli with enteric fever; left again for the front with 13th Reinforcement June 1916; rejoined the Btn in France, September; severely wounded in thigh, 5 November, at Fleurs - in England until July 1917; rejoined the Btn, commissioned on the field, August.
FateDied of wounds 16 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row E, Grave No. 1), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Contracted enteric fever at Gallipoli; returned to Australia, March 1916.

Re-embarked for France, 24 June 1916.

Severely wounded in the right thigh, Flers, 5 November 1916; invalided to England; returned to France, July 1917.

Died at 10th Casualty Clearing station of wounds received at Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COULTER Reginald Bruce

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