Beatrice Mary Coulson

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Beatrice Mary Coulson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 14 Nov 1918
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 6 months
Address Melbourne, Victoria
Next of Kin Husband , Mr Leslie Coulson
Military Information
Reg Number 103926
Date of Enlistment 24 May 1943
Rank Aircraftwoman
Unit/Formation No. 5 Embarkation Depot RAAF
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

"The engagement is announced between Beatrice Mary, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander FANCOTE of Forest Glen, Kelmscott, and Forest Glen Downs, Buckingham, Western Australia and Leslie, youngest son of Mrs and the Late Mr Thomas S. COULSON of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England"[1].

"At St. George's Cathedral the wedding took place yesterday afternoon of Beatrice, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander FANCOTE of Forest Glen Downs Buckingham and Kelmscott and Mr Leslie COULSON of Singapore, youngest son of Mrs COULSON of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Rev Lindsay officiated and Mr Horace DEAN rendered a violin solo during the signing of the register."[2]

"Mr & Mrs Leslie COULSON (formerly Miss Beatrice FANCOTE) whose marriage took place recently, will leave shortly for their home in Singapore. They are at present the guests of Mrs A. FANCOTE at her home in Kelmscott "[3]

It would appear that Beatrice was an evacuee from Singapore, and that she enlisted on her return to Australia.

War Service

Beatrice enlisted in Melbourne

Beatrice was discharged on 27 Aug 1943

Post War

On 20 Sep 1945 Beatrice arrived in Sydney aboard SS Mulbera from Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Electoral Roll entries:


  1. TROVE; Northern Standard (Darwin, NT: 1921-1955) Tue 18 Feb 1941, Page 3 accessed 9 Mar 2022
  2. TROVE; Sunday Times (Perth, WA: 1902-1954), Sunday 26 January 1941, Page 22 accessed on 9 Mar 2022
  3. TROVE; The West Australian (Perth, WA: 1879-1954) Thursday 6 Mar 1941, Page 10 Accessed 9 Mar 2022

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