Thomas Alan COATS


COATS, Thomas Alan

Service Number: 3101
Enlisted: 20 March 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brompton, South Australia, 17 July 1896
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Savings Bank of South Australia Honour Roll WW1, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley St. Augustine's Church Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3101, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3101, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
27 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 3101, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Son of Thomas Adam COATES and Louisa nee SORRELL