Victor Meldon COLE

COLE, Victor Meldon

Service Numbers: 4169, N372198
Enlisted: 18 February 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 31 May 1891
Home Town: Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Windsor Grammar School
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Illness, 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, NSW, 29 January 1946, aged 54 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 4169, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Liverpool, NSW
17 May 1915: Embarked Driver, 4169, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Kabinga, Sydney
17 May 1915: Involvement Driver, 4169, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Kabinga embarkation_ship_number: A58 public_note: ''
4 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 4169, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HT Runic, Devonport for return to Australia - disembarking Melbourne 5 July 1917 then by train to Sydney
9 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 4169, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Medically unfit

World War 2 Service

5 May 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Staff Sergeant, N372198, Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW), Merrylands, NSW

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Birth Records 

Name: Victor Meldon Cole
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 29 May 1891
Baptism Date: 2 Jul 1891
Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parish as it Appears: St Michael
Father: Robert Charles Cole
Mother:Martha Amelia Cole

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

On Tuesday, January 29, Guildford lost one of its most respected and well-known residents in the passing of Victor M. Cole ( 54), of 28 Bolton street, which occurred in 113th  A.G.H., Concord. The late Mr. Cole had resided in Guildford for many years, and leaves a wife, two sons (Charles and Henry) and two daughters (Norma and Joyce) to whom the  sympathy of the whole community goes out in their sad loss. 
The late gentleman was president of the newly-formed All Services and Community Centre, and had been a member of the local and P.M.G.'s sub-branches of the RSS & A.I.L.A.  since the last war.
The funeral left on Thursday afternoon, for The Crematoriam, Rookwood.

Beloved husband of Mavis and loving father of Charles, Norma, Henry and Joyce