John Francis COFFEY

COFFEY, John Francis

Service Number: 2299
Enlisted: 15 April 1916, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kingower, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Home Town: Kingower, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1957, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Inglewood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2299, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoria
20 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2299, 37th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2299, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
13 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Infantry Battalion, From 37th Battalion
28 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2299, 5th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2299, 5th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Francis Coffey and Margaret Ann Coffey nee Slavin of Kingower, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 22 December 1918 aboard HT Bakara disembarking on the 14 February 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1919 John married Alma Amy Innes in Victoria