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Coles, David Henry



Born Lake Rowan Victoria the son of George Coles but enlisted Brighton Tasmania, storekeeper he embarked Hobart 20th October 1914 on board “HMAT Geelong” with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment bound for the Gallipoli Peninsula.  He was promoted to Lance Corporal on the 27th May 1916.

He died 20th October 1917 at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station Belgium from a gunshot wound to the chest and was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.


On Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs G Coles of Wilmot had the sad news conveyed to them, through the Rev Mr Best of Sheffield of the death in France of their fourth son, Corporal David Coles. Corporal Coles enlisted at the outbreak of the war and fought at Gallipoli, Egypt and France. This is the second son to make the supreme sacrifice. Sergeant J. S. Coles died from wounds just over twelve ago. Another son Lieut. A. W. Coles after having been wounded at the landing at Gallipoli and twice in France has been invalided home and has just been discharged while another son, Corporal G. Coles is still on active service.

The Examiner 10th November 1917














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