Morris James COFFEY

Badge Number: S10159, Sub Branch: Loxton

COFFEY, Morris James

Service Number: 16
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 9 December 1870
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 20 November 1940, aged 69 years
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Church of England area, Compartment D, Section 9, Grave 30. Interred on 22 November 1940
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 16, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
21 Sep 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
19 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Kylie Willison

Served as Lance-Corporal Maurice James Coffey with 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles in Boer War.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michael Coffey and Susan Coffey nee Plunkett of Adelaide, SA.

Brother of Arthur Thomas Coffey who served as Arthur Everard, Sylvester Plunkett Coffey who returned to Australia during 1918  having served with the 27th Battalion, Christopher Augustin Coffey, Annie May Coffey, Michael Francis Coffey, Louis Johnston Coffey who was killed in action on 10 June 1917 while serving with the 43rd Battalion and has no known grave, his name appears on Menin Gate. Florence Marie Coffey, Ruby Amelia Coffey and Edward Daley Coffey who returned to Australia during 1917 having served with the 5th Pioneers

Commenced return to Australia on 12 March 1918

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



Served as Lieutenant Morris James Coffey with 10th Battalion AIF in WW1.