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Thomas Metcalfe COATES

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Surname: COATES

Forename(s): Thomas Metcalfe

Place of Birth: Marsett, Yorkshire

Service No: 201773

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1925-01-18

Awards: M.M.

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Non-CWGC Burial: STALLING BUSK (ST. MATTHEW) CHURCHYARD

Local War Memorial: BAINBRIDGE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: MARSETT, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: STALLING BUSK, YORKSHIRE

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Thomas Metcalfe Coates was the son of George and Margaret Ann Coates, née Batty. George was born at Thwaite and Margaret at Reeth, Yorkshire.

1901 Marsett, Yorkshire Census: Thomas M. Coates, aged 8 years, born Marsett, son of George and Margaret A. Coates.

1911 Marsett, Yorkshire Census: West End - Thos. Metcalfe Coates, aged 18 years, born Marsett, son of George and Margaret Ann Coates.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas M. Coates, 5173, L/Cpl, 201773, York. R. Date of Enlistment: 6.10.15. Date of Discharge: 14.7.17. [Thomas received the Silver War Badge.]

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas M. Coates, 5173, 201773, 4/York. R. Discharged.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Thomas.

Thomas was married to Elizabeth Hannah Watson in 1920.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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L/Corporal Thomas Metcalfe COATES

L/Corporal Thomas Metcalfe COATES

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995

1974

COATES Elizabeth Hannah of Milton House Askrigg Leyburn Yorkshire died 17 June 1974 Administration Manchester 23 September £1541.

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Thomas Metcalfe Coates, seated, bottom left

Thomas Metcalfe Coates, seated, bottom left

Courtesy of Keith Taylor ('Wensleydale Remembered')

Thomas Metcalfe Coates and his wife Elizabeth on their honeymoon

Thomas Metcalfe Coates and his wife Elizabeth on their honeymoon

Courtesy of Keith Taylor ('Wensleydale Remembered')

Silk Bookmark in memory of Thomas Metcalfe Coates

Silk Bookmark in memory of Thomas Metcalfe Coates

Courtesy of Derek and Lesley Kettlewell, Stalling Busk

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

23 March 1917

AYSGARTH – MILITARY MEDAL

Lance-Corporal T.M. Coates, of Marsett, Bainbridge, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery when taking part in a bombing raid in France in June last. Later Lance-Corporal Coates got terribly wounded on the Somme. He had got in the enemy trenches when a Boche threw a bomb, hitting him below the right eye. It was too near to explode in his face, but it burst under his feet. He had the satisfaction of knowing he killed his enemy at the point of the bayonet. Lance-Corporal Coates was in Rouen Hospital eleven weeks, where he underwent four operations, and since his removal to an English Hospital in December last he has undergone more operations. His friends in Wensleydale will be glad to know he is now progressing favourably.

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