Richard Ernest COFFEY

COFFEY, Richard Ernest

Service Number: 5064
Enlisted: 18 November 1915, Enlisted at Charters Towers, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Machine Gun Company
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 26 April 1896
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Queensland, Australia, 15 November 1928, aged 32 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Collinsville Cemetery, Queensland, Australia
Grave 26
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World War 1 Service

18 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5064, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Charters Towers, QLD
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5064, 15th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5064, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
20 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Division Cyclist Company, From 15th Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 9th Infantry Battalion, From Cyclist Corps
25 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 42nd Infantry Battalion, From 9th Battalion
13 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5064, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Wound to the legs and hand. Invalided to England on 18 March 1917
26 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 11th Machine Gun Company, From 42nd Battalion
29 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5064, 11th Machine Gun Company, Second occasion. Multiple bomb wounds to the legs and back. Invalided to England on 5 October 1917
24 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5064, 11th Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 1st Military District as wounded

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Coffey and Susan Coffey nee Pemberton of Friezland, QLD

Commenced return to Australia 12 May 1918 aboard HT Gaika disembarking at Melbourne for onward travel to QLD

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 20 Maarch 1920 Richard married Winifred Clara Lane in QLD