Edmund John COFFEY

COFFEY, Edmund John

Service Number: 1909
Enlisted: 28 June 1915, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: French Polisher
Died: Carlisle, Western Australia, 17 March 1985, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Western Australia
Crematorium Rose Garden, Rose 25, 0136
Memorials: East Victoria Park Memorial Wall, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1909, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
2 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 1909, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
2 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 1909, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle
19 May 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 1909, 28th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 5th Military District as medically unfit due to gout

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Guildford Road, Victoria Park, WA

Son of John Coffey and Margaret Coffey of George Street, Mount Hawthorn. WA

Commenced return to Australia on 11 April 1916 aboard HT Runic

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

During 1923c Edmond married Ada M. Ashby in Perth