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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Albert Nicholas Coxhead -

Unknown person Name : Albert Nicholas Coxhead

Son of the late Christopher Moyce Coxhead (died 1907) and Rhoda Amelia Coxhead (née Nicholas) of 5, Blendworth Terrace, Clarence Rd., Ventnor.

Born 1896 Ventnor.
  Census information :

1901 : Christopher and Rhoda Coxhead, with their children including Albert aged 5, are at 1 West Street, Ventnor. Christopher Coxhead is an Omnibus driver.

1911 : Rhoda Amelia Coxhead, with her children including Albert aged 15, is at 5, Blendworth Terrace, Clarence Rd., Ventnor. Rhoda Coxhead is a Dressmaker, Albert Coxhead is an Apprentice to a Bookbinder.

  Service Details :

Rifleman 330947 (formerly 2612) Albert Nicholas Coxhead, 1st/8th Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)

  Casualty Details :

Died 19 April 1917, aged 21

Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine (now Israel).

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Independent Order of Rechabites War Memorial, Ventnor
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial, Drill Hall, Newport
  Documents :


Friday, May 11, 1917 Page 5

Isle of Wight Rifles in Palestine.
Casualties to Local Men.
The Isle of Wight Rifles have unfortunately suffered somewhat heavy casualties in the fighting in Palestine, where they have taken part in some of the most brilliant operations that have redounded to the credit of British Arms in this region. Almost every town and village and hamlet in the Island is represented in the casualty lists. We offer our deepest condolence to the relatives of those who have fallen, and sympathy to those who are in suspense as to the fate of their loved ones.
Rifleman B. Coxhead, son of Mrs. Coxhead, Blendworth Terrace.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, February 22, 1918 Page 1
Rifleman A.N. Coxhead, Hants Regiment, reported missing and now officially reported killed, lost his life in the Gaza battle in April last. He was a highly respected young townsman, and was formerly employed at Knight's Library.


Friday, March 15, 1918 Page 2
Ventnor District Council.
Mr. Brading took the chair at the opening of the meeting, and proposed a vote of condolence with Mrs. Coxhead, who had lost a son in Palestine.
(not all the report has been transcribed)

Mr Brading, mentioned above, was the father of James Herbert Brading, also killed in WW I.


Friday, October 4, 1918 Page 3

MARRIAGE. - On Saturday the marriage took place at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Wilfrid's of Mr. Charles John Whelan, of Gosport, and Miss Amelia Christina Coxhead, second daughter of Mrs. C. Coxhead, Blendworth Terrace, Ventnor. The bride, who was given away by her eldest brother, Mr. G. Coxhead, of Ryde, looked very pretty in a dress of white crepe de chine, prettily embroidered with white silk. She wore a wreath and veil and carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Maude Coxhead, sister of the bride, and Miss Dorothy Barry, cousin of the bridegroom. They wore frocks of pale mauve, with black hats. Mr. W. Nigh carried out the duties of best man. The presents numbered over seventy. The bride, who has very capably managed Smith and Sons' bookstall at the Railway Station for two and a half years, is succeeded in the post by her husband.

Marriage report for Amelia Coxhead, sister of Albert Coxhead. Charles John Whelan served in the Great War, and has an entry on the Isle of Wight Old Contemptibles Roll of Honour
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 22 November 2013 (added further newspaper reports)


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