William Thomas COATES

COATES, William Thomas

Service Number: 185
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Marong, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: 4 June 1975, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Bendigo Civil Cemetery
Section D2, Grave 44561
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 185, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 185, 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 185, 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 13th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 4th Battalion to the 13th Battalion in the field
23 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 185, 13th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Franklin and Elizabeth Coates of Marong, Victoria. Brother of Sarah Harriet Louisa Coates and John Franklin Coates who was killed in action on 26 March 1917 while serving with the 58th Battalion and has no known grave.

28 October 1918 - returned to Australia on board Prince Lyttleton for discharge

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal