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James Coghill

Private

39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: F. Boyd
  • Plaque: 2299

Additional Info

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Biography

James Coghill was born in Derby, Victoria, and was Farm Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion on 19 February 1916 at the age of 40. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. While serving with the 39th Battalion he was twice wounded in action. On June 7th 1917 he suffered a gunshot wound to his right hand, then, on July 14th he suffered a gunshot wound to his legs. With his health in decline, he was invalided to England in October 1918 and a month later he sailed for Australia. He was discharged as æmedically unfit - premature senility'.

Tree No. 2299

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour