Born Cottesloe WA, RC. Enlisted 24 May 1917 age 18, clerk. Nok father, Joseph Coyle, 37 Jersey St, Jolimont. Embarked at Albany 24 July 1917 per A 16 Port Melbourne. He was in France 1918 and attached to the 41st Battalion. After the Armistice on 11 November 1918 he was assigned to the Australian Army Pay Corp in England. RTA 6 October 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM.