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William Henry COLE

Regimental number259
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address110 Commonwealth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 3.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinLilian Cole, same address
Previous military serviceServed in the Army Service Corps, British Army.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollHeadquarters Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia, from Suez, on board HT ?Kyarra?, 3 February 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 11 March 1915; discharged (medically unfit, gastritis), 22 April 1915.

Medal: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 March 1933
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLE William Henry

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