Douglas Frederick COAD

Badge Number: S4860, Sub Branch: Kersbrook

COAD, Douglas Frederick

Service Number: 4091
Enlisted: 1 December 1915, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 23 March 1898
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Daw Park, Adelaide, South Australia, 31 May 1972, aged 74 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
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Memorials: Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll, Gumeracha Town Hall WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4091, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
9 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4091, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Mongolia embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
9 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4091, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide

World War 2 Service

19 Sep 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA

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Biography contributed by Modbury High School

Douglas Fredrick Coad was born on the 23rd of March 1898 in the town of Gumeracha, South Australia.

Before the war Douglas worked as a labourer and gardener. Douglas was the son of Mrs Fanny Coad. Douglas enlisted into the war on the 1st of December aged 18. His mother needed to provide permission for him to join the AIF as he was under 21.

He embarked on RMS Mongolia from Adelaide, South Australia. Douglas was enlisted into the 27th Infantry Battalion. Before going to the front lines of the war he underwent basic training in England. He was wounded in the battle of Somme on 4/6/16 in France. Douglas returned to Australia on the 22/11/17. Douglas received the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.

Douglas passed away on the 31st of May 1972 at 74 years of age.  His place of death was Daw Park, Adelaide, South Australia, and He is buried at Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia, Australia.