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Horace Coe
Military Records


(3 years with the Colours.)


No. 10513 Name: Horace Coe Lincolnshire Regiment
Questions to be put to the Recruit before Enlistment
1. What is your name?Horace Coe
2. In  or near what Parish or Town were you born?Desborough,  Northamptonshire
3. Are you a British Subject?yes
4. What is your Age?32 years - months
5. What is your Trade or Calling? Collier
6. Have you resided our of your Father's house for three years continuously in the same place, or occupied a house or land of the yearly value of £10 for one year, and paid rates for the same, and, in either case, if so, state where? Yes, 139 Eastgate Worksop
You are hereby warned that if after enlistment it is found that you have given a wilfully false answer to any of the following seven questions, you will be liable to a punishment of two years' imprisonment with hard labour.
7. Are you, or have you been, and Apprentice? if so, where? to whom? and for what period? No
8. Are you married? Yes
9. Have you ever been sentenced to Imprisonment by the Civil Power? No
10. Do you now belong to the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Marines, the Militia, the Special Reserve,  the Territorial Force, the Army Reserve, or any Naval Reserve Force? If so, state which unit and corps. No
11. Have you ever served in Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Marines, the Militia, the Special Reserve,  the Territorial Force, the Imperial Yeomanry, the Volunteers, the Army Reserve, or any Naval Reserve Force? If so, state which unit, and cause of discharge.Yes. Rifle Brigade, time expired
12. Have you truly stated the whole, if any, of your previous Service? Yes
13. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the Military or Naval Forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds?No
14. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated? Yes
15. Are you willing to be enlisted for General Service?Yes
16. Did you receive a Notice and do you understand its meaning, and who gave it to you?Yes. H Betts [???]
17. Are you willing to serve upon the following conditions provided His Majesty should so long require your services?
(a) For the term of 3 years unless the War lasts longer than 3 years in which case you will be retained until the War is over. If employed with Hospitals, depots of Mouted Units, and as Clerks, etc., you may be retained after the termination of hostilities until your services can be spared, but such retention shall in no case exceed six months. If however, the war is over in less than 3 years you will be discharged with all [???] speed.

I, Horace Coe   do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true and that I am willing to fulfil the engagements made.

  Horace Coe   Signature of Recruit        H Betts  Signature of Witness


I, Horace Coe   do make Oath, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Fifth, His Heirs, and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, in Person, Crown, and Dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me. So help me God.


The Recruit above-named was cautioned by me that if he made any false answer to any of the above questions he would be liable to be punished as provided in the Army Act.

The above questions were then read to the recruit in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Worksop  on this  29  day of   Aug  1914

Signature of the Justice. C Willoughby, Col.

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