|Place of birth||St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jack River, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, H J Cole, London Road, St Ives, Huntingdon, England|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 5th Bedforshire Regiment, Territorial Force, England.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Infantry Brigade, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||417|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Transferred to 29th Bn, 27 December 1915.
Found guilty, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916, of neglect of duty: reclining on a heap of bags: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 24 May 1916; discharged to unit, 25 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandrioa to join the Bruitish Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Missing in action, 19-20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'KILLED IN ACTION, 20 July 1916.'
Statement, Red Cross File No 761012, 303 Pte F. NASH, 29th Bn (patient, No 14 General hospital, Boulogne), 1 December 1916: 'Cole ... was wounded in the attack at Fromelles on July 19-20. We attacked at 6 p.m. and took three lines of trenches, but had to go back to our own line at 4 a.m.  Cpl. R.C. ADAMS of the same platoon, was with him, and told me that he saw him wounded in Fritz' first line. He was left behind, and if alive must be a prisoner.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLE Reginald Maurice
Red Cross file 761012