John William COE

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COE, John William

Service Number: 1142
Enlisted: 3 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beaufort, Victoria, Australia, 4 October 1894
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Wakefield Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 30 June 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot XI, Row F, Grave 9
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Wakefield Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

3 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1142, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1142, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
30 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1142, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

NOTE: There are 2 birth registrations for John. The first is as John William Everett Coe son of Thomas Everett and Emily Elizabeth Coe at Beafort Book/Page 551/383. The second is as John William Coe Everett this show the same date of birth, parents and Book/Page number. On 3 May 1916 using the name John William Coe he married Mary Ivy Rowe in the Baptist Manse, Adelaide Book Page 267/465. John and Mary had one child Ruth Elisabeth Coe born at Parkside South Australia on 9 January 1917

8 July 1916 - To hospital at sea

20 July 1916 - Disembarked at Marseilles. Admitted to hospital

27 July 1916 - Transferred to hospital in England

8 August 1916 - Taken off strength at Marseilles

2 September 1916 - Taken on strength, 43 Btn in England

9 September 1916 - Transferred to 52 Btn

19 April 1917 - Proceed overseas from Folkestone

6 August 1917 - To hospital influenza

23 January 1918 - To hospital with Tonsillitis

2 Frebruary 1918 - Rejoined unit

16 May 1918 - Transferred from the 52 Btn to the 50 Btn

25 April 1918 - Made Corporal (Battle to recapture Villers Brettoneux)

30 June 1918 - Killed in action near Villers Brettoneux

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

 

 

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