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Sergeant Arthur Coulter

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Ernest Cody Coulter

Ancestor's date of birth: 09/08/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 14/04/1958

Cause of Death: Unknown

Service Number: 1445

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: FORBES-PARKES

Unit: 3 NSWMR

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 18/06/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: 31/08/1914

Murray Page: 130

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore Date of Sailing: 15/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with TVL, OFS, SA01 and SA02 clasps, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 1.67 m, weight: 66.2 kg (1914)

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and easy Transvaal under Rimington including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: WW1 First Light Horse. regimental number 72. Enlisted 31/08/1914. fought at gallipoli. Lost little finger of one hand during conflict. Returned to australia 17/03/1916. Lived with wife and 4 children in Newcastle from about 1919 till his death.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Helen Elizabeth Harvie (nee Coulter), Valentine NSW 2280
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Jeanette McAndrew, Darwin NT
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

 


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