John Hutchings COLES

COLES, John Hutchings

Service Number: 5086
Enlisted: 10 August 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: South Head, NSW, 1895
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College
Occupation: Student
Died: Influenza and Pneumonia, France, 28 November 1918
Cemetery: Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
IV Q 3, Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wesley College Methodist Hall Memorial Window
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 5086, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
9 Sep 1915: Involvement Gunner, 5086, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
9 Sep 1915: Embarked Gunner, 5086, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Lucy COLES


Wesley College -  On the 28th November, 1919, there was unveiled in the Adamson Hall the John Hutchings Coles's memorial window given by Mrs. Coles, in memory of her son, who died in France on November 28, 1918. 

The window is a very beautiful  reproduction in stained glass of Watt's picture of young Galahad starting on his quest.