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Herbert Jonas COLES

Regimental number6975
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.1
Height5' 10"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Coles, Ryan, via Henty, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAlbury, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date7 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right eye, right thigh), Sydney, 7 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 February 1958
Age at death66
Place of burialHenty Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLES Herbert Jonas

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