David Thomas COLES

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COLES, David Thomas

Service Number: 1015
Enlisted: 31 December 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, 6 June 1885
Home Town: Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 23 June 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Messines Ridge British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 6, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Messines, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Pirie Oval WW1 Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

31 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1015, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1015, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1015, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
23 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1015, 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Coles and Jane Pannell; brother of James, Clarae Ann, Charlotte, Ruth Beatrice, William John, Albert Edward, Dorothy and  Lily

16 March 1917 - attended Trench Mortar School

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal