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Francis James COGHLAN

Regimental number463
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressKoroit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Coghlan, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets; 2 years in G Company, 71st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentWarrnambool, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date8 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder and breast); transferred to Mudros, 10 August 1915; to England, 17 August 1915, and admitted to Endell Street Hospital, London, 31 August 1915.

Pay stopped for 3 days (4-6 March 1916), while being treated for venereal disease (no further details recorded).

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 19 June 1916; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 8 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 August 1958
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, COGHLAN Francis James

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