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Coe, Arthur
1895 -


  • Enlisted:
  • at Desborough on 26 Nov 1912. Aged 17y 9m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 6in; chest 36½in; vision Normal; physical development Very Good.
  • Occupation:
  • Shoe Trade (Lasting Room) employed by Desborough Shoe Co
  • Next of kin:
  • (Father) Arthur Coe, 56 Gladstone St, Desborough

Service history

26 Nov 1912Appointed to 1/4th Battn Northamptonshire Regiment (1774)
30 Jan 1915Promoted Lance Corporal
29 Jul 1915Embarked for M.E.F. from Devonport on H.M.T. "Royal George"
05 Aug 1915Illness: Admitted to Forest Hospital, Malta
19 Sep 1915Joined 54 Div, Alexandria. Base Duties[?]
03 Oct 1915Transferred to Conv.l Dep., Alexandria
06 Nov 1915Embarked from Alexandria for Overseas
20 Nov 1915Rejoined unit, Gallipoli Peninsula
24 Dec 19153 Section. Disembarked from H.M.T. "Alaunia", Alexandria
28 Jan 1916Promoted A/Corporal , Sidi Bishr
06 Apr 1916Promoted Corporal
09 Jan 1917Illness: Admitted Govt Hosp, Suez. Hydrocele
10 Jan 1917Illness: Admitted Conv Depot, Abbassia. Adenitis
22 Jan 1917Illness: Admitted 27 Gen Hosp, Abbassia
15 May 1917Promoted Subs Sergeant
27 May 1917Promoted A/Sergeant
01 Dec 1917Illness: Admitted. Diarrhoea
24 Feb 1918Rejoined unit
22 Apr 1918Retained in the service under Mil Ser Act
22 Dec 1918Illness: To Hosp, Cairo.
27 Dec 1918Illness: To unit, Cairo. Influenza
01 Jun 1919Promoted A/C.S.M.
08 Jun 1919Rejoind unit
23 Jul 1919Granted 4 weeks furlough in the UK. Embarkation from Port Said 23-7-19, disembarkation at Dover 5-8-19. Address while on furlough: 56 Gladstone St, Desborough
29 Sep 1919 Comp. transfer to Royal Sussex, reverts to Sgt on transfer 17 Battn Royal Sussex Regiment (207691)
20 Oct 1919Promoted A/C.S.M.
20 Dec 1919Promoted Temp. C.S.M. Royal Sussex Regiment (207691)
05 May 1920Depot
26 Jun 1920 Discharged Royal Sussex Regiment (207691)

Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives (en Argent) awarded to 200192 Sgt (A/CSM) Arthur Coe. Supplement to London Gazette 15-12-19


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