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David Thomas COLES

Regimental number1015
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine driver
AddressSolomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, James Coles, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date31 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Trench Mortar Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 31 December 1915; taken on strength 43rd Bn 6 April 1916; transferred to 11th LTM Bty 4 Septmber 1916; promoted Cpl 6 April 1916.
FateKilled in Action 23 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death32
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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