Thelma Ellen Coates
25/10/1915 to 21/11/2010
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
|Name||HANSCOMB, JAMES VICTOR|
|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|
|Posting at Discharge||141 GENERAL TRANSPORT COMPANY|
|WW2 Honours and Gallantry||None for display|
|Prisoner of War||No|
Don and Ellen