John Joseph Coulston

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 13 September 1895 or 1897, Riverton, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 1938
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 15697
  • Served In B Company, 15th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin M. Coulston (father), Colac Bay, Southland
  • Pre-war occupation Mill Hand, O’Connor & Bullians
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted1 April 1916, Trentham
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 59 Waitemata, or Ulimaroa, departed 26 July 1916, disembarked Egypt, 3 October 1916.
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service148 days in New Zealand, two years and 29 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of three years and 73 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Arawa, 15 May 1919
  • Discharged12 June 1919 on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal