COGHLAN, Charles

Service Number: 1092
Enlisted: 8 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Happy Valley, South Australia, 1889
Home Town: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Cleaner (S.A.R.)
Died: Died of Illness (Nephritis), Adelaide, South Australia, 30 September 1915
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General)
Section: Catholic Western Ground, Row: K, Site: 35
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Mallala Public School Roll of Honor, Peterborough 'LOCO' S.A.R. Roll of Honor
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1092
8 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia

Help us honour Charles COGHLAN's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.


Private, Base Light Horse, A group, Mitcham.

He was admitted to 7 A.G.H., 21 May, 1915, and was sent to the Adelaide Hospital. He was discharged from the Adelaide Hospital (recovered) on 25 Jun 1915, and reattached to 7 A.G.H. on that date. Charles again took ill and was sent back to the Adelaide Hospital on 02 Jul 1915. He died at that place on 30 Sep 1915.

Charles was married to Elizabeth Ann CALLARY on 01 Jul 1915, at St. Francis Xaviers Cathedral, Adelaide.

"COGHLAN.— On the 30th September, at the Adelaide Hospital, Charles Coghlan, the dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Coghlan, aged 28 years. R.I.P." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 09 Oct 1915 (

"COGHLAN.—THE FRIENDS of the late SERGEANT C. COGHLAN, of the Expeditionary Forces, Mitcham camp, are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave the Residence of Mr. L. Bertram, 28, Eden-street, off Carrington-street, on FRIDAY, at 3.30 p.m., for the Catholic Cemetery, West-terrace." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 01 Oct 1915 (