George Joseph Coulton

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Coulton
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Coulton nee Humphrey
Father's Name: 
George Coulton
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, September 22, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
Australian Remount Unit 2
Company: 
Squadron 5
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, August 9, 1973
Place of Death: 
Bulli, NSW
Details: 

George Coulton (Service no 1270) was born in Bulli, NSW in 1887.

In 1909, he married Maud Starr in Woonona, NSW.

At the time of enlistment, George was married, 28 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Bulli, NSW.

George embarked on HMAT A67 - Orsova with Australian Remount 2, Squadron 5 on 10 November 1915 and arrived in Egypt in December 1915.   George saw service in Egypt but was admitted to hospital on 31 May 1916. 

George was deemed unfit for further active service and returned to Australia in August 1916. He was medically discharged on 24 October 1916.

George returned to playing cricket in the Thirroul area, NSW as a batsman and wicket keeper.

George is remembered on the Corrimal Public School Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COULTON G J

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