COFFEY, Joseph

Service Number: 1435
Enlisted: 30 November 1915, Enlisted at Maitland, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 63rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Durham, England, 1879
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia, 24 October 1966, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, New South Wales
Loggia Court area 2, Row V, Grave or Niche 85 Commemorated with a plaque in the NSW Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1435, 35th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Maitland, NSW
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1435, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1435, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
9 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion, From 35th Battalion
30 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 63rd Infantry Battalion, From 53rd Battalion
27 Oct 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1435, 63rd Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to chronic rheumatism and senility

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Coffey and Isabella Coffey of Durham, England

Husband of Margaret Coffey of Weston, NSW

Commenced return to Australia on 22 July 1917 aboard HT Nestor disembarking on the 25 September 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal