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William Burgess COULTHART

Regimental number2128
Date of birth8 May 1889
Place of birthNumba, via Nowra, New South Wales
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressNumba, Nowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, G Coulthart, Numba via Nowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2127 Private John Stronach COULTHART, 5th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 30 September 1915; admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo (mumps), 27 December 1915. Taken on strength, 18th Battalion, 5 February 1916.

Wounded in action, France (multiple gun shot wounds), 27 July 1916; transferred to England per H.S. 'St. David', 28 July 1916; transferred to 5th Training Division, 31 August 1916.

Promoted acting Lance Corporal, 14 November 1916; qualified as Instructor at Southern Command Grenade School, Lyndhurst, 27 January 1917; promoted to E.D.P. Corporal, 5th Training Battalion, 14 February 1917.

Rejoined 18th Battalion, reverts to Private, 29 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 2nd occasion, (abrasions to leg) 6 October 1917; embarked from England via 'Princess Elizabeth' 19 October 1917; rejoined 18th Battalion 12 January 1918; promoted to Lance Corporal, 26 October 1918, returned to Australia 7 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death23 June 1964
Age at death75
Place of burialCremated at Nowra, New South Wales

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