Sergeant Jason Leslie Boyd Coulter

Service Numbers 598, 1333
Birth Date 09 May 1877
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Ballarat
Death Date 10 August 1915
Death Place Egypt: Alexandria, 15th General Hospital
Also known as Boyd, Jason Leslie, Coulter, Jason Leslie, Jason Leslie Boyd Coulter, Jason Leslie Coulter
Final Rank
Units

Jason Leslie Boyd Coulter was born at Ballarat, Victoria during 1877 to parents Irvine and Mary. A farmer by trade, he enlisted at Randwick, New South Wales under the name Jason Leslie Boyd on 27 August 1914. At the time Coulter enlisted, the upper age limit was set at 35 but he was 36 at the time. His age on enlistment was recorded as 35 and he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion. Coulter departed Sydney aboard HMAT Suffolk on 18 October 1914. In March 1915, he was transferred to the 8 Infantry Battalion before being sent to Gallipoli. Coulter's brother, Lieutenant Colonel Graham Coulter, also served with the 8 Infantry Battalion and later commanded this unit. Whilst at Gallipoli he was promoted through the ranks and achieved the rank of sergeant during August 1915. He also sustained severe gunshot wounds from his service in this campaign and died on 10 August 1915. Jason Coulter was 37 years old when he died and he is buried at the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Collection items

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Sergeant
    Fate
    Died of wounds
    Date of Fate
    10 August 1915
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    8th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Suffolk A23
    Date of Embarkation
    18 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1877
Date of embarkation 18 October 1914
Date of death 10 August 1915

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