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Regimental number2122
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGarbutt Bros, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edward Coyte, Garbutt Bros, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

Croix de Guerre

Recommendation date: 26 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on the morning of 11th April 1917 Private COYTE was No. 1 of the Lewis gun Team and when ordered to retire was severely wounded while carrying his gun. He crawled for about 200 yards still carrying his gun, becoming exhausted, trained it on the advancing enemy until his supply of ammunition was expended. He was subsequently found lying beside his gun in a state of collapse and was brought in by stretcher bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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