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James Ernest Wilks Coles

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 76), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 76), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Ernest Wilks AWMM
  • Surname
    Coles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jim AWMM
    • Wilkes AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 66052 AWMM
    • WWII 14930 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Herbert Coles (father), 18 Hopkins Street, Burnt Tree, Tipton, Staffordshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 December 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Brass finisher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Herbert and Nettie Coles, of 18 Hopkins Street, Burnt Tree, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.

    Three sons; brothers served in WW1: two with the New Zealand forces Charles Henry Coles (6/2108) kia; James Ernest Wilks (66052) and William Coles with the RAMC.

    Named Jim in the Tipton Herald 12th January 1918. Name Wilkes listed at National Archives NZ, probate. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1970 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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