|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2967 Private Alec Coe, 5th Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps of ...
Studio portrait of 2967 Private Alec Coe, 5th Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps of Lidcombe, NSW. A carriage painter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ajana on 31 May 1915. On 6 April 1917 Pte. Coe was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field on 24 March 1917 when along with three others, he braved heavy enemy fire to rescue two men who were wounded and lying near the road near Baupane, France and carry them 800 yards to safety. He was wounded in action during the battle at Menin Road, Belgium on 25 September 1917 and died later that day at the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, aged 31. He is buried in the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium.