Irvine Coulter was from County Femanagh, Ireland, and landed in Melbourne in 1865 from County Fermanagh. He settled in Ballarat and established a grocery business. In 1872 he married London-born Mary Jones. By the 1880s Coulter was successful and wealthy, with Coulter & Co.'s commercial and wholesale agency at 51 Lydiard Street one of the biggest in Ballarat. The family lived at “Rosslea” in Raglan Street north.
- VICTORIAN AWARDED D.S.0.
- SOLDIER FROM BALLARAT BALLARAT. Wednesday
- Major-General Leslie J. Coulter, who has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order, is a son of Mr Irvine Coulter, of Malr street, Ballarat. He belongs to an engineers' corps, and was one or the organisers, or an engineers and miners' corps raised at Mount Lyell for service, at the front. A few, years, ago Major Coulter was presented by the Mount Lyell directors with, a gold watch for bravery in saving life on the occasion of the Mount Lyell disaster. Major Coulter is a brother of Lieut. Colonel, G. Coulter. Another brother was Sergeant Jason, Coulter, who died, last year of wounds received at Gallipoli. Captain S. Coulter, who was the oldest of the family, was killed at Rensburg, in the South African war, 17 years ago.
Leslie Coulter, son
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