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- Biography -
- Edwin Harry (Jack) Coates -

Unknown person
Name : Edwin Harry (Jack) Coates.

Son of Edward Francis Coates and Rose Eleanor Coates (née Barton), of Shanklin.

Born 1891 Sudbury, Suffolk.
  Census Information :

1891 : Edward and Rose Coates, with their family including Edwin aged 7 months, are at 28, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk. Edward Coates is a Manager Confectioner and Baker .

1901 : Edward and Rose Coates, with their family including Edwin aged 10, are at Boarding House, High Street, Shanklin. Edward Coates is a Refreshment Contractor.

1911 : Edward and Rose Coates, with four daughters, are at High Street, Shanklin. Edward Coates is a Restaurant Proprietor.

1911 : Edwin Harry Coates, "aged 19", is at the Spa Hotel, Tonbridge, Kent. He is a Cook.
  Service details :

Private G/4927 Edwin Harry (Jack) Coates, 2nd Bn Middlesex Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 14 March 1915 aged 23/24.

Commemorated at : Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC Record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial (JACK COATES)
St Blasius' Church, Shanklin, Scroll of Honour (COATES, JACK)
St Saviour's Church, Shanklin, War Memorial (JACK COATES)
St Paul's Church, Shanklin, War Memorial (JACK COATES)
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle (COATES J)
  Documents :


Friday, March 26, 1915 Page 5

News has reached Shanklin of the death of Private E.H. (Jack) Coates, of the 2nd Middlesex Regiment. The deceased, who was 23 years of age, was killed in action at the fighting at Neuve Chappelle. The parents of the deceased young fellow have received a communication from an officer at the regiment, expressing his sympathy and testifying to the bravery of Coates in the fighting. When he was killed he was assisting a wounded officer. His name has been sent to higher authority by the officer who saw the act. The deceased was a champion amateur wrestler.
  Further Information :

His father Edward Francis Coates appears to have volunteered for miltary service shortly after his son's death. He died of tuberculosis in 1917.
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Page last updated : 18 August 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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