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Coe, Leonard
1898 -


  • Enlisted:
  • at Desborough on 10 Dec 1915. Aged 18y 3m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 8½in; weight 109lbs; chest 33in; vision 6/6 6/6; physical development Poor; religion Baptist; qualification Signalman.
  • Occupation:
  • Railway Porter employed by Midland Railway
  • Address:
  • 32 New St, Desborough
  • Next of kin:
  • (Father) Horace Johnson Coe, 32 New St, Desborough

Service history

29 Mar 1917Appointed to Royal Engineers (289240)
02 Jul 1917Posted to Railway Operating Division Royal Engineers
10 Dec 1917Embarked Southampton
25 Dec 1917Embarked Marseilles
04 Jan 1918Disembarked Suez
05 Jan 1918Gen Base Depot, Kantara. Joined Reinforcement from England
10 Jan 1918Posted to Railway Operating Division, R.E. E.E.F Reinforcement from England. Allotted new Regimental number: 288219
08 Oct 1918Illness: Admitted (nasal polyps)
15 Oct 1918Illness: Admitted (nasal polyps)
19 Oct 1918Illness: Admitted hospital
30 Jan 1919Illness: Admitted (maxillary sinus)
22 Mar 1919Rejoined unit
03 Jul 1919Promoted Raised to Supr 1/8 Signalman
24 Jul 1919Illness: Admitted Hospital (pyrexia)
30 Jul 1919Illness: Admitted Hospital (NYD)
15 Oct 1919Discharged to Mustapha[?]
20 Oct 1919Joined Transit Camp from Hospital
25 Oct 1919Rejoined unit
30 Oct 1919Punished: Out of Bounds (viz) In a Brothel in Arab Quarters after 19:00 hrs, awarded 3 days Confined to Barracks
29 Jan 1920Embarked at Alexandria per HMS Czaritza for UK. Derbyman
05 Feb 1920Illness: Admitted Military Hospital Devonport with Catarrhal Bronchitis. On SS Czaritza had a cold. 18.2.20 dispersed
17 Mar 1920Demobbed.


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