Cecil Henry COFFEY

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COFFEY, Cecil Henry

Service Number: 5058
Enlisted: 18 October 1915, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 9 October 1896
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Queensland State School and Christian Brothers School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed In Action, France, 5 September 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Plot XXV1, Row J. Grave 15. Headstone inscription reads Duty nobly done R.I.P., Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bundaberg War Memorial, Mount Perry Shire of Perry Roll of Honor, Mount Perry War Memorial, Shire of Eidsvold Honor Roll, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5058, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5058, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5058, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Brisbane
20 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion, From 9th Battalion
5 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5058, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Cecil John Coffey and Nellie Coffey nee Bechell of Mount Perry, QLD formerly of Toowoomba, QLD

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal