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Name:
Thomas Coates
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T
Service No.:
73052
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Middlesborough
Age at Death:
26
Ranks:
Gunner
Unit:
Royal Garrison Artillery
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
24 Grays Road, Grange Estate, Stockton
Civilian Employment:
General Labourer at Raby Park
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Near Dunkerque, France
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Zuydcote Military Cemetery, Dunkerque
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Thomas was the only son of William Henry & the late Eliza Jane Coates of Stockton-on-Tees. At his death, his mother had died and his father was living at 24 Grays Road on the Grange Estate, Stockton. He had been born in Middlesborough in 1892

Notes:

By 1910, was working in Raby Park probably as a general labourer. He joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in April 1916 & served in France & Belgium. Thomas was killed in action near Dunkerque on 28th October, 1917 aged 26 & is buried in Zuydcote Military Cemetery, Dunkerque. Gunner T Coates was reported as wounded in the Parish Magazine of September 1917.

 

Sources:
Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;