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John Manson COATS

Regimental number2143
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
SchoolSpring Road State School, Malvern, Victoria
Address88 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs C E Nicholls, 88 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the Victorian Militia.
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1918
Place of death or woundingStrazeele, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row J, grave No. 11), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Catharine Elizabeth and the late Maxwell Wilson COATES, Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria

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