James COLE

9th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 5998.

Died of wounds, 22 April 1917, Bullecourt, France

Biographical Details

Born: 9 June 1892 at Sandy Creek via Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: Thomas COLE.

Mother: Amelia MOULE.

Marital Status: Married.

Education: State School, Queensland.

Occupation: Farmer.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 25 January 1916 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Sandy Creek, via Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

8 August 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

19th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A50 "Itonus".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds on 22 April 1917 while serving with 9th Battalion at Bullecourt, France at the age of 23 years.

Burial place: Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, France; Portion I, Row A, Grave No 7.

Next of Kin:  Wife, Mrs. M.D. Cole, C/o Mrs. R. Fleming, Breakfast Creek, Sandgate Road, Albion, Brisbane, QLD.

Religion: Church of England.


Commemorative Details


Panel 55,  Australian War Memorial;

Homebush State School Honour Board;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.  


Other Sources/Acknowledgements:  

Daily Mercury, 11 November 2004.


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