James COFFEY

COFFEY, James

Service Number: 20924
Enlisted: 3 December 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Killarney, County Clare, Ireland, 1884
Home Town: Gatton, Lockyer Valley, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Queensland, Australia, 24 June 1943, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Gatton Cemetery
Commemorated with a plaque in the QLD Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

3 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 20924, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
11 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 20924, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 20924, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
4 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , From 3rd Divisional Artillery Details in France
21 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 20924, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Shrapnel wound to the right wrist. Invalided from Rouen to England on 24 August 1918
27 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 20924, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 1st Military District as medically unfit due to wounding

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Jerimiah Coffey and Marguerite Coffey nee Moriarty of Aghadoe, Killarney, Ireland

Commenced return to Australia on 18 December 1918 aboard HT Aeneas disembarking in Melbourne for onward travel to Brisbane

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Husband of Elizabeth Coffey nee Redinger of Gatton, QLD. James and Elizabeth married on 13 September 1922