John Robert Coulter

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Coulter
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Coulter
Father's Name: 
Robert Coulter
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 20, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
17th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 23, 1916
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private John Coulter (Service no. 3490) was born in Keiraville circa 1896. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 19 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20th December, 1915 with 8th Reinforcements 17th Battalion.

John saw service on the Western Front and on 23rd September, 1916 he was killed in action. Red Cross evidence states, he was killed while on a wiring party near Hill 60. He gave up being a stretcher bearer to be a bomber two days before being shot by a sniper. He was killed instantly and many men risked their lives in an attempt to unable the sniper. It is unknown if they were successful.

John Coulter is buried in the Railway Dugouts Cemetery Zillebeke, Plot VI, Row N, Grave 26.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COULTER J R

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