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Arbory John COOIL

Regimental number16092
Place of birthMoss Vale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressParramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.8
Height5' 2"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Edith M Cooil, 98 Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of flat feet)
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Squadron Engineers - Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollField Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 1 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Sydney, 4 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 October 1925
Age at death36
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOIL Arbory John

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