COE, Arthur William

No.44084, Private, Arthur William COE
Aged 24

9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 4327, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 19th May 1917

Arthur William Coe was born in Ixworth (4th qtr 1892 Thingoe 4a:696 ) son of Elijah and Caroline COE (née WARREN).

1901 census...Aged 8, he was at Chalk Terrace, Ixworth with his father Elijah COE [34], farm labourer; his mother Caroline [36]; brothers George [11] and Herbert F[3]; sisters Mabel D [5] and Nellie M [1]. All were born in Ixworth.

1911 census...The same complete family were still at Chalk Terrace, the men all labourers

On the pension card his mother was at Thetford Road, Ixworth.

His brother Herbert died in 1918, in the Royal Engineers see here

He enlisted in Ixworth.
The battalion were in front line trenches just north Mazingarbe, in the area between Vermelles and Hulluch. No great operations, just incessant minor attacks and raids. Arthur was the only one killed that day, with one wounded.

photo CWGC

Arthur Coe is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe 1:P:41

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