Henry COLE

COLE, Henry

Service Number: 2792
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: London, England, United Kingdom, 1872
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Bedford Park Hospital, South Australia, 2 December 1919
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
Section N, Path 7, Grave 226C
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2792, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlisted at Keswick, SA
21 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2792, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2792, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
10 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2792, Shell shock
11 Sep 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2792, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Discharged as Medically Unfit at the 4th Military District due to Rheumatism and Old

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin was given as a friend John Pearson of Clare Street, Portland, SA Henry had siblings, a brother Richard Cole and a sister, living in London and he had tried to contact Richard to no avail.

Henry had arrived in Australia approximately 16 years prior t enlisting and was considered to be of good character

13 February 1917 - returned to Australia on board HT Karoola for discharge.His back was curved so that he carried himself with a perpetual stoop

At the time of discharged he was diagnosed with Pulmony Tuberculosis

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal