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Date of birth13 January 1879
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
Address404 Drummond Street North, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs V A Coulter, 404 Drummond Street North, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 July 1918
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: Transport Service
Promotion date: 25 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


'Courage and powers of leadership enabling valuable services to be rendered by Battalion at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George (Distinguished Service Order aproved)

'General good work. Conspicuous for leadership and administrative duties at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Major Leslie Jack COULTER DSO, Mining Corps, killed in action, 29 June 1917; 1333 Sergeant Jason Leslie Boyd COULTER [served as Jason Leslie BOYD], 8th Bn, died of wounds, 5 October 1915.

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