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George Bernard  Coates

Name on Board GB Coates
Name on Service
George Bernard   Coates
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Gardener, Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Place of Birth Hull, England
Next of Kin Mr George Coates
Address Hexham, Northumberland, England
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 24/08/1914
Service No. 148
Enlistment Place South Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 21/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Orvieto A3
Unit on Embarkation 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 9/08/1915
Unit on Death 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Gallipoli (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information George Coates sailed with the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914. Williamstown Botanic Gardens Curator William Crowe reported that prior to enlisting George Bernard Coates worked at the Gardens. He boarded at the home of Mrs Robert Hansen, 23 Giffard St, Williamstown.  From this house six men enlisted, including two of Mrs Hansens sons.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 12 June 1915, p3 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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