Coutts, John Michie
Regiment: 48th Australian Infantry
Biography: Son of William Coutts, aerated water manufacturer; born Aberdeen, 19 December 1887; educated Robert Gordon's College; entered the University in 1905 to study Agriculture. After two years he took up a rubber planting appointment in the Federated Malay States. Seven years later, having meantime become an under-manager, he left Malay to take up agricultural work in Western Australia. On the outbreak of war Coutts joined the colours and served in Egypt and France as a Private in the 48th Australian Infantry. About the end of 1916 he was invalided home and in September 1917 he returned to France. He was reported missing, and later presumed killed in action on 11 October 1917.
Date of Death: 11 October 1917
Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 27, Column 20.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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