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Roland Sidney COLE

Regimental number3499
Place of birthWynyard, Tasmania
Other NamesSydney Rowland
SchoolWynyard State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWynyard, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W H Cole, Wynyard PO, Wynyard, Tasmania
Previous military serviceInst Staff; Served in Senior Cadets, Wynyard, Tasmania, Lt.
Enlistment date20 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 September 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block R, Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 9), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie COLE, Wynyard, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: No. 371 Walter Rivers Cole; Robert Wilshire Cole AMC.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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