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Charles Byers COATES

Regimental number1326
Place of birthEnnis, Co Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectrician
Address26 Grove Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 7.5"
Weight183 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Coates, 26 Grove Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 April 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Melusia on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 6 November 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 19 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 17 March 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 11 August 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 1 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 28 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 2 October 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Sumatra on 10 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Meklong on 6 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 18 December 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 22 August 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Makambo on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Matunga on 27 July 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 12 December 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Other details

War service: Rabaul, New Guinea

Embarked Sydney on board SS 'Melusia', 13 June 1918. After arriving from Kokopo transferred to 'C' Company and seconded for duty to the Government Stores, 10 August 1918. Returned to duty and seconded for duty in the Department of K.H.M. Rabaul, 1 March 1919. Returned to duty from here and proceeded to Kokopa, 2/3 September, 1919. Given furlough to Australia and to return, 9 September 1919, sent overseas to Australia, 20 September 1919. Returned from furlough in Australia and seconded for duty in Department of K.H.M., 22 November 1919.

Graded G2 @ 13/- per day from 25 November 1919 to 27 November 1919, and also from 1 January 1920, 24 January 1920. Graded G1 @ 16/- per day by Master SS 'Nusa', 29 March 1920. Received embarkment notice for SS 'Morinda' for furlough and discharge, 10 May 1920. Notice to embark for Australiaon board SS 'Melusia', 19 May 1920. Sent overseas from Rabaul Garrison to Australia for discharge, 24 May 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COATES Charles Byers

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