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David Henry COLES

Regimental number393
Place of birthLake Rowau, Victoria
SchoolGeelong College and State School, Vcitoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWilmot, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Coles, Wilmot, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 20 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row F, Grave No. 17A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth COLES, Launceston Tasmania. Native of Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [75] 2nd Lt Arthur William COLES, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 December 1916; 3369 Lance Corporal George James COLES, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 November 1918; 11871 Sergeant James Scouler COLES, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 10 August 1916.

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