Charles Lloyd Coulson was born in Ballarat and was a Butcher by trade when he enlisted in the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 22 March 1916 at the age of 20. His unit from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916. In November of 1916 he was withdrawn to England for treatment for Trench Feet but he rejoined his battalion in January 1917. On September 25th in 1917, while carrying a message to Battalion Headquarters on the Menin Road near Hooge in Belgium, he was buried by a shell burst. He was reported, on admission to hospital, ænervous, stammering speech and pain in legs'. Once over the effects of shell shock he rejoined his unit in December. On June 6th 1918 it was reported that he had accidently sprained his ankle, but a week later he was admitted to the Exeter War Hospital suffering from a fractured left fibula. Once more he recovered and returned to the Front, now with the 59th Battalion, but just two weeks before the signing of the Armistice. He left England in September 1919 on the Port Denison, disembarking at Melbourne on November 13th.
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