Topic: Rex COLE

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NOK: Father. 

Last Employer: FE Burnell, Manakau.

Previous Military Training: None.

Declared Age: 20.

Height: 5’9”.

Weight: 10st 4lb.

Chest: 31” – 34”.

Complexion: Fair.

Eyes: Greyish Blue.

Hair: Brown.

Identifying marks: A scar on outer side of left leg.

Examined at Levin on 24 Nov 1915 by Medical Officer Henry A Davie.

Left NZ with “B” Coy, 12th Reinforcements.


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Date of birth:18 December 1895
Date of death:08 February 1918
Place of birth:Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Occupation:Farm hand/Farm Labourer.
Cause of death:Killed in action
Buried where:Oxford Road Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. III.G.7
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:Martin Thomas Dowling Cole
Mothers name:Ada (née Shortland)
Siblings:, , , , and
Date of arrival overseas:09 June 1916
Theatres of war:Western Front
Place of embarkation:Wellington on board 'Ulimaroa'
War memorial:Manakau
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:Rex
Place of arrival overseas:Suez, Egypt
Service number:11832
Date enlisted:11 January 1916
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:7th Coy 2nd Bn Wellington Regiment NZEF
Embarkation date:01 May 1916
User reference:3.174

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