Mary A.
Emily ("Amy") NEWICK
Thomas Henry COULSTON
Thomas William Grant COULSTON of Parkes


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Alice Grace COOPER

Thomas William Grant COULSTON of Parkes

  • Born: 1894, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 2
  • Married: Oct 1923, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 1
  • Died: 12 Aug 1964, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 3 4
  • Buried: Parkes Cemetery, Want St., Parkes, N.S.W., Australia 4

   Research Notes:

Thomas William Grant COULSTON

Regimental number 2976
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Labourer
Address Thomas Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 21
Next of kin Mother, Mrs M J Coulston, Thomas Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Enlistment date 18 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 15 July 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/21/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll Comissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll 56th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 13 April 1919


"Sergeant T. Coulston. son of Mrs. T. Coulston has been reported wounded and "gassed" during the fighting in France." 5 6

   Marriage Information:

Thomas married Alice Grace COOPER, daughter of William COOPER and Susan ROSS, in Oct 1923 in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 1. (Alice Grace COOPER was born in 1896 in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 7 and died on 2 Dec 1986 in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 8.)

   Marriage Notes:

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"On Friday afternoon at the Loco workshops a presentation was made to Mr. T. Coulston, a member of the Loco staff at Parkes, by his fellow workmen. The gift, which took the form of a handsome marble eight-day clock, was intended to mark the occasion of Mr. Coulston's marriage with Miss Alice G. Cooper, second daughter of Mr. William Cooper, of Parkes, and as an indication of the esteem in which "Tom'' was held by his fellow workmen at Loco. Mr. Coulston, who has four years active service with the A.I.F. to his credit, and gained his commission as lieutenant on the field, is very popular in the sporting world of Parkes, and well-known in football circles, in which he is regarded as the finest wing three-quarter in the district. The presentation was made on behalf of the donors by Inspector Rochaix, who spoke in warmly eulogistic terms of the guest's qualities as a workman. His remarks were supported by Mr. O'Shea on behalf of the mechanics and Mr. Mower on behalf of the running staff, the speakers wishing Mr. and Mrs. Coulston a long, happy, and prosperous married life. Mr. Coulston feelingly acknowledged the gift and the accompanying expressions of esteem and goodwill." 9


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 12012/1923.

2 NSW Registry BDM (births), 26369/1894.

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 34245/1964.

4 Australian Cemeteries Index,

5 The A.I.F. Project,

6 Western Champion (Parkes), Thursday 22 November 1917.

7 NSW Registry BDM (births), 24455/1896.

8 The Ryerson Index, citing Parkes Champion Post, 8 Dec 1986. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

9 Western Champion (Parkes), Thursday 11 October 1923.

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