Albert Ernest Coates Memorial
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The memorial to Albert Ernest Coates, a surgeon with the Australian army during WWII who was taken prisoner by the Japanese and sent to the Thai-Burma Railway.  The memorial is located in the provincial city of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia and consists of the statue with base plaque surrounded by a further 9 plaques describing the life and times and achievements of Albert Coates. The Ballarat National Service Memorial can be seen in the Background.

The plaque at the base of the statue.

(Photos and text courtesy of Peter F. Williams)
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Page published Nov. 19, 2013