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Walter Henry COULTER

Regimental number3254
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolAshfield, Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address54 Arthur Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Coulter, c/o Mrs Salter 54 Arthur Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death23.4
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ada COULTER
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 53rd Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 29 March 1916 (exhaustion); discharged and rejoined unit, 31 March 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 28 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 June 1916.

Died of wounds on being carried to Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916.

Buried Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend James Greene, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COULTER Walter Henry

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