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Thelma Ellen Coates

25/10/1915 to 21/11/2010

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Ellen on her 90th birthday at Southbank.

Thema (or Ellen as she preferred) was born on 25 October, 1915 and she was a daughter of Ernest Edwin Coates and Eleanor Georgina Bertha May King.

Ellen was a nurse when she married James Victor Hanscomb. Her husband's father was James Benjamin Albert Hanscomb and his mother was Amelia Cowcher. Ben joined the Australian Army and lost his life at Pozieres, Somme, France on 5th August 1916 leaving eight or nine children and a wife in Arthur Street Dalby. The local council rallied and provided a block of land for the family.

DALBY, September 22.

An intimation has been received that

Private J. B. A. Hanscomb, of Dalby

has been reported missing since

August 5. Private Hanscomb

is a married man with eight children,

and his family resides in town.

He was a brother-in law to Private

H. J Porter, who was killed in

action some months ago.

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 23 September 1916

Service Record
Name HANSCOMB, JAMES VICTOR
Service Australian Army
Service Number QX19892
Date of Birth 31 Jan 1916
Place of Birth DALBY, QLD
Date of Enlistment 24 Jun 1941
Locality on Enlistment SOUTH BRISBANE, QLD
Place of Enlistment BRISBANE, QLD
Next of Kin HANSCOMB, ELLEN
Date of Discharge 3 Nov 1945
Rank Lance Corporal
Posting at Discharge 141 GENERAL TRANSPORT COMPANY
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No

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Don and Ellen

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