Horace Coe

#1698, b. 25 June 1896, d. 26 October 1925

Individual's Timeline

Birth25 June 1896Horace Coe1
Death26 October 1925Horace Coe
Probate18 December 1925Horace Coe2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Military Career

Records show that Horace Coe served in the armed forces. 2909 Pte 1st Pioneer Battalion left Australia 9/6/1915, returned 8/4/1917. He was sent to France and was admitted to hospital in June 1916 with bomb wounds to head and body. He seems to have been in hospital, or at least under medical care, in England until April 1917, when he was returned to Australia. He had defective vision and headaches. One eye was removed, and the other was failing. He received the 1914-1915 Star from Col D P WHITE on Anzac Day 1920, and he was able to sign the receipt.

He was given a pension of £3 per fortnight in August 1917, and he was living at 64 Hampden Road, Battery Point at the time, which was his father's address.5

Citations

  1. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1896/547.
  2. Tasmanian Archives database.
  3. Tas cemeteries database, online http://eheritage.statelibrary.tas.gov.au
  4. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 26 October 1925 p 1 Family Notices.
  5. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, online http://www.awm.gov.au