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Coe, Leonard Walter
1898 -


  • Enlisted:
  • at Kettering on 02 Jun 1916. Aged 18y 8m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 7¼in; weight 146lbs; chest 37in; vision 6/6 6/6; physical development Fair; defect Complains of his right knee which creaks; religion Church of England.
  • Occupation:
  • Shoe Trade
  • Address:
  • 69 Queen St, Desborough
  • Next of kin:
  • (Father) Robert Coe, 69 Queen St, Desborough

Service history

18 Jan 1917Appointed to 4th Reserve Battn The Essex Regiment (5388)
06 May 1917Punished: Overstaying pass from 10:30pm till 1:15pm 07-5-17, awarded 3 days Confined to Barracks
12 Oct 1917Transferred to 9th Battn Northamptonshire Regiment (48710)
20 Nov 1917Illness: Field ambulance Sheringham. Abscess Heel
21 Nov 1917Illness: Admitted Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge. Abscess Heel. 29 days
10 Apr 1918Embarked Dover for Calais
10 Apr 1918Joined Northamptonshire Regiment. Field
27 May 1918Captured at Aisne. Interned Langensalza
25 Jun 1918Missing. Next of Kin (Father) notified
17 Jul 1918POW. Next of Kin (Father) notified
13 Jan 1919Returned to England
16 Mar 1919Punished: Absent off P/W Field, Northampton, from 22:00 to 11:40 17-3-19, awarded 3 days Confined to Barracks
08 Apr 1919Posted to 3 Bns Rugely
20 Jun 1919Punished: (1) Slovenly Conduct in St Matthews St Ipswich about 21:40 (2) Using improper language to the Military Police, awarded 7 days Confined to Barracks
24 Oct 1919Demobbed.

British War Medal
Victory Medal


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