Leith Carlyle COLES


COLES, Leith Carlyle

Service Number: 2347
Enlisted: 19 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia, 18 June 1898
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Junior Porter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 July 1916, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2347, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2347, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leith Carlyle COLES was born on 18th June, 1898 at Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia

His parents were Alfred William COLES and Emma Grace MERN