WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Frederick Hermann Coe

Rank:2nd Lieut
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:06th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Lancashire Fusiliers
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford & Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1890 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/675, the youngest son of William Robert & Helen Maud M. Coe (nee

1891 Census - 19 Clifton Street, Stretford.     Son - aged: 8 months -
born: Manchester.    Head of household - William R. Coe - Married - aged:
30 - occ: Managing Clerk Estate Agency & Insurance Agent - born:
Manchester.  Also - Helen M.M. Coe - Wife - aged: 28 - born: Manchester.  
Plus 3 elder siblings.

1901 census - 94 Shrewsbury Street, Stretford.    Son - aged: 10 -
born:Manchester.   Head of household - William R. Coe - Married - aged: 39
- occ: Estate Agent - born: Manchester.    Also Helen M.M. Coe - Wife -
aged: 37 - born: Manchester.    Plus 2 elder and 1 younger siblings and a
domestic servant.

1911 Census - 763 Chester Road, Stretford.    Son - aged: 20 - Estate
Agent's Clerk - born: Manchester.     Head of household - William Robert
Coe - Married - aged: 50 - occ: Estate Agent - born: Manchester.    Also -
Helen Maud Mary Coe - Wife - aged: 48 - born: Manchester.    Plus - 3

The family formerly lived at Grosvenor Square, Ashton on Mersey (not
according to the census returns ???).     Employed with his father at
Estate Agents in Manchester (family owned business ???)

Married - Ethel Walker during the March quarter 1914 in the Barton on
Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/935 and they resided at 131 Nicholas Road, Chorlton
cum Hardy, Manchester.

He was in the National Reserve.    After serving his time as a Sergeant in
the Army Service Corps, he was commissioned on the 5th February 1915 and
was drafted to the front (Gallipoli) soon after.

He had already been admitted to hospital suffering from a nervous
breakdown.   Later, he was wounded by a shell in his right leg on the 8th
August 1915.   He was recommended for home leave, but preferred to stay at
the front "to see the thing through".

Died from septicaemia from wounds received at Gallipoli.    Buried
02/05/1917 - Burial No. 7,984.  Commemorated on the private family
gravestone in Stretford Cem.

M.I. - "Duty nobly done".     He left a widow and son - Oliver who was born
during the June quarter 1917 - probably after Fredrick had died?

His death was reported in the 04/05/1917 edition of the Altrincham

According to his medal roll details, he served in the 6th Battalion of the
Lancashire Fusiliers.  This was a Service Battalion, formed at Rochdale on
the 4th August 1914.    After training at Turton Camp, they embarked at
Southampton on the 9th September 1914, arriving at Alexandria on the 25th
September.  They landed at Gallipoli on the 5th May 1915 and became part of
125th Brigade, 42nd Division.

On the 4th August 1915, the Battalion left the trenches of Krithia Nullah
and moved to the No.2 Australian Line.   They moved into the trenches at
West Krithia Nullah on the 6th August and took part in the attack on "The
Vineyard" on the 7th - there were heavy casualties in the hand to hand
fighting, but all their objectives were taken and enemy counter-attacks
repulsed.   They were relieved on the 9th August.  Fred received multiple
shrapnel wounds in his right leg.  Interviewed by a local newspaper in
October, he expanded on the story stating that he had received five bullets
in his tunic.   He had been wounded by shrapnel in a number of places on
his leg when a shell burst close by and he was alive, but was dug out just
in time to save him.

Stretford Advertiser, 4th May 1917  Death of Chorlton Officer.  Second
Lieutenant Frederick H Coe, Lancashire Fusiliers died of wounds and
sickness on April 28th at 28 Nicholas Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy.  The
internment took place on Wednesday afternoon at Stretford Cemetery.

Incomplete obituary from unknown and undated newspaper c. April 1917 …
… and loved by all his many friends and his men,. Was the recipient of
congratulations from headquarters for fine work done during a very trying
tour in the fighting line.  The funeral took place at the Stretford
Cemetery on Wednesday.  The Rev. WHS Wadham, rector of St Peter's Church,
Gorse Hill, Stretford officiated.  The cortege left the late residence of
Lieutenant Coe, and the coffin drape with the Union Jack was on a gun
carriage.  Eight officers of various regiments acted as bearers, and the
firing party consisted of non-commissioned officers and men from the
Convalescent Camp, Heaton Park.  A number of soldiers of the Liverpool
Scottish Regiment followed the gun carriage, and at the graveside three
volleys were fired and the last post sounded.  The mourners were Mr WR Coe,
Captain Oliver Coe, Mr Fred Taylor, Mr Ernest Andrew, Mr A Forsyth
Stockton, Mr A Ostara, Mr T Craven and Mr W Walker. On all sides were many
signs of the respect in which the gallant officer was held, and the
greatest sympathy is felt with his wife and young son in their great loss. 
Many blinds of the houses on the route were drawn, and there was a large
attendance of friends at the cemetery.  The floral tributes were numerous
and included tokens from wife and son Oliver and other members of the
family.  The Lord Mayor of Manchester, .. Smethurst sent a wreath.

Previously lived at Ashton on Mersey and commemorated on St. Martin's & St.
Mary's War Memorials.

The 08/10/1915 edition of the local newspaper that he had been wounded,
that his tunic had been pierced by 5 bullets and that he had been wounded
in the leg at Gallipoli.

Commemorated in the Stretford Book.   See also the Sale database.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918, which states
that he was formerly of Sale, but latterly of Chorlton cum Hardy.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Mary's (Ashton on Mersey)
Stretford Borough Memorial Book
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