COATES, William James
(Service number 35004)

Aliases aka COATS
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 11 March 1893 Place of Birth Rangiora

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Mrs MA Coates (mother) Greenfield, Otago
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 11th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 2 January 1917
Transport HMNZT 73 Opawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination London
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 October 1917 Age 24
Place of Death Ypres, Belguim
Cause KIA
Notices Otago Daily Times , Issue 17159, 12 November 1917, Page 4
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference XXV.C.5
New Zealand Memorials On Greenfield Memorial, Greenfield, Otago

Biographical Notes

son of Samuel and Mary Ann Coates, 155 Evans Street, Timaru


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