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Ambrose James COFFEY

Regimental number2004
Place of birthMaitland, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMaitland, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Coffey, Maitland, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of teeth)
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date22 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 17 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Taken prisoner of war, Fleurbaix, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right forearm)

Interned, Ofgl, Scheidemuhl.

Repatriated, and arrived in England, 18 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 22 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1922
SourcesNAA: B2455, COFFEY Ambrose James

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