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David James Coles (1921–1953)

David James Coles, 32, eldest son of the chairman of the Olympic Games Control Committee, Mr. A. W. Coles, was killed this morning in a tractor accident on his 2,600 acre sheep property near Mansfield, 119 miles north-east of Melbourne.

He was married and had three children.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Coles left Melbourne for the station immediately they learned of the tragedy.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • probate, West Australian, 17 June 1953, p 13

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Life Summary [details]


Victoria, Australia


29 January, 1953 (aged ~ 32)
Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

farming accident