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Graham Coulter

Lieutenant Colonel

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss K. McGarey
  • Plaque: 236

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Biography

Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an Accountant/ Merchant by Occupation, Graham Coulter was 35 years and married when enlisted on the 4th of September 1914 in the 8th Battalion, H Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Captain and was listed as returned to Australia on the 24th of December 1918. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 'Benalla' on the 19th of October 1914. On the 4th of September 1915 appointed in the A.I.F. as Captain and posted to the 8th Infantry Battalion; promoted Major on the 9th of May 1915; Promoted Lieutenant Colonel and to command 8th Battalion on the 10th of July 1916; on the 25th of July 1918 re-appointed as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, Officer Commanding Troops (Voyage Only). Returned to Australia on the 24th of December 1918. Disembarked at Melbourne on the 3rd of March 1918.Recommendations (Medals and Awards) Unspecified 'Courage and powers of leadership enabling valuable services to be rendered by Battalion at Pozieres.' Recommendation date: 31 July 1916. Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George (Distinguished Service Order aproved) 'General good work. Conspicuous for leadership and administrative duties at Pozieres.' Recommendation date: 6 October 1916. Mention in Despatches Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917). Medals Distinguished Service Order Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 Date: 29 June 1917. Family/military connections Brothers: Major Leslie Jack Coulter DSO, Mining Corps, killed in action, 29 June 1917; 1333 Sergeant Jason Leslie Boyd Coulter [served as Jason Leslie Boyd], 8th Battalion, died of wounds, 5 October 1915. Tree No. 236

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour