Walter James COAD

COAD, Walter James

Service Number: 2452
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Chain of Ponds, South Australia, 14 May 1893
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Gumeracha, South Australia, 20 April 1964, aged 70 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Gumeracha Cemetery
Memorials: Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll, Gumeracha Town Hall WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1916: Involvement Private, 2452, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Kabinga embarkation_ship_number: A58 public_note: ''
8 May 1916: Embarked Private, 2452, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kabinga, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Walter James Coad was born in Chain of Ponds, a rural hamlet in the Adelaide Hills. His parents were Frederick Charles Coad and Frances Crowhurst. Walter was the eldest son of 9 children.

Walter's younger brother Frederick Douglas also enlisted and returned home.

Walter returned from the war and married Vera Zoe Sims at the Methodist Manse in Prospect. Together they had 4 children; Jack, Jim, Yvonne & Graham.

Walter died at Gumeracha on the 20th April 1964 and was laid to rest in the North Gumeracha Cemetery.