Randolph Edward Oswald COATES

Regimental number12/59
AddressGeorge Street, Remuera, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinOswald Coates, George Street, Remuera, Auckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankLieutenant
Final unit1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 7 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialUnderhill Farm Cemetery (Row A, Grave No 9), Mesen, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Oswald Coates and Valerie Albine Coates, Adelaide, South Australia. Also served in Egypt and Gallipoli
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body