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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Coonerty, James Joseph (27)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 31 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 2 November 1914 – Nummurkah, VIC

Service Number: 27            view online service record

32 Lyons Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs J J Coonerty (wife)
32 Lyons Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Bakara A41
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: Army Veterinary Corps – 2nd Mobile Veterinary Section

RTA: Friday, 5 April 1918
Discharged: Wednesday, 21 August 1918

Awards: MM

Tragically James’ son Frank, aged 5½, was accidentally run over and killed by a car in the procession carrying returned wounded soldiers along Bay Street on Saturday 16 September 1916.

1916 ‘CAR RUNS OVER BOY.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 23 September, p. 3. , viewed 15 Sep 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 2, 2016 10.05 am 0Likes

    Second World War : Born 6 January, 1883 (Richmond), enlisted 7 April, 1942, served V374578, Private, 16 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, locality on enlistment Tatura, Attested Tatura, NOK Elizabeth COONERTY. Discharged 1 October, 1945

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