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Charles Newman Coe

Name on Board CN Coe
Name on Service
Charles Newman  Coe
Enlistment Age 20
Occupation Clerk
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin James Coe
Address 250 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 7/07/1915
Service No. 3267
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 11/10/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Unit on Embarkation 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 14/08/1916
Unit on Death 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Warloy-Baillon, Picardie, France
Additional Information Prior to enlistment Charles Coe was cashier for J B Morton Pty Ltd.   The company contacted his family on notification of his death  to say they were closing their doors for the day out of respect to his memory. Captain Stewart Murray Hansen (also on the Williamstown Town Hall Honour Board) wrote: 'One of my bravest and most faithful despatch runners, Charlie Coe, after risking the dangers of seven severe days' fighting, ... was mortally wounded a few yards from me, on the way out of the trenches for a rest.  He died two days afterwards, but not before he was recommended for distinguished conduct'. Cousins: F Holten (2940) KIA and C E Williams (2442) Died of wounds
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 23 September 1916, p3; 14 October 1916, p2
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