Albert Edward COE


COE, Albert Edward

Service Number: 440
Enlisted: 22 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Beaufort, South Australia, 21 July 1887
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Beaufort Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 7 June 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Port Wakefield Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 440, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 440, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 440, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 440, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Messines

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52 Battalion

Rank - Private

10 July 1916 - In detention while at sea

20 July 1916 – Disembarked at Marseilles

26 November 1916 – Proceed to Folkestone

14 December 1916 – Transferred from the 43 Btn to the 52 Btn

17 January 1917 – Detached to Mining Section, 13 Brigade

24 February 1917 – Rejoined unit from detachment

12 March 1917 – To hospital with influenza

4 April 1917 – Rejoined unit

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Harriet Mercy and Henry Coe. Brother of Private 441 Arthur Stanley Coe, Ellen Maud Mary Coe and Rhoda Pauline Coe