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Eric Richard COLES

Regimental number4265
Place of birthGundaroo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Gundaroo', Rosehill, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Coles, 'Gundaroo', Rosehill, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 13 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLES Eric Richard

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