Carl Douglas COFFIN

COFFIN, Carl Douglas

Service Number: 583
Enlisted: 22 September 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 5 July 1894
Home Town: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Kelvin Grove State School and Gatton Agricultural College, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Courtney's Post, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 26 April 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 45), Gallipoli, Turkey, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gatton Agricultural College HR, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

22 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 583, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 583, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 583, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 583, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...583 Private Carl Douglas Coffin, 15th Battalion from Kelvin Grove, Queensland. A 20 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 22 September 1914, he embarked for overseas with D Company from Melbourne on 22 December 1914 aboard HMAT Ceramic. Pte Coffin landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and was killed in action the next day at Courtney's Post. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (

Son of Kenneth Douglas and Ida Coffin, of Brisbane.

Private C. D. Coffin, who has been killed in action, was a son ot Mr. K. D. Coffin, of the Queensland National Bank, Rockhampton. He was 21 years of age, and was a past pupil of the Rockhampton Grammar School. He was a  nephew oi Mr. T. McWilliam, of Brabant and Co., a grandson of Captain Kenneth Coffin, of the Indian army, and a great grandson of General Sir Isaac Campbell Coffin, of the Indian army.

Private C. D. Coffin, only son of the late Mr. K. D. Coffin, accountant in the Mackay branch of the Q.N. Bank in the early nineties, has been kiled in action at the Dardanelles. The deceased was a native of Maekay. He had good fighting blood in his veins, his grandfather heing captain in the 105th Light Infantry, of the British Army, and his great grandfather was the distinguished Anglo-Indian soldier, Sir Isaac Coffin, K.C.S.I.