KEH 'COA-COO'


COATES, Charles. 406. Private. Discharged 31/03/19.

COATES, James Henry Smith. 151187. Serjeant. Enlisted 9/09/1914 in Scottish Horse 491 and transferred to 2KEH 30/01/1917 until 14/06/17, Transferred to KEH 14/01/1918 with 'B' Squadron. Missing Vieille Chapelle and reported as a Prisoner of War. Returned to KEH 6/12/1918 and discharged 13/03/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 209311. Born in Scotland in 1872 and lived in Nottingham post war. Medals in private collection.

COATS, George. SR/116. Serjeant, Serjeant Veterinary Corps SR/45 MIC
COATES, James. 751. Private MIC

COCKER, William Edward. 875. Private. Enlisted 21/12/1914 and discharged 28/04/1915 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19191.

COETZEE, Hendrick S. 1321. Private MIC

COGHLAN, Alfred John Patrick. 858. Warrant Officer Class 2. 'C' Squadron. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police since 1908 with prior service in the South African Constabulary 1902-07. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 23/08/1919. Returned to Shanghai Municipal Police service until 1933. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Born in England 25/02/1878 and died in Bournemouth, England on 29/11/1940.

COGHLAN, Gerald N. 981. Private. Enlisted in Liverpool, England. KIA 19/08/17 aged 22 at Passchendaele. Son of Matthew Patrick and Mary Ellen Coghlan, of New Rath Lodge, Waterford, Ireland. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

COHEN, Joesph M. J. 1772. Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant 38th Royal Fusiliers J/136 MIC

COLE, A. Squadron Serjeant Major in the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards appointed as Staff Serjeant Major KEH in 1911.

COLE, Arthur Diggs. 900. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

COLEMAN, John. 1118. Lance Corporal MIC
COLLEY, Frank W. 1080. Private MIC
COLLIER, Louis Van. 1745. Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61212, Lance Corporal 7th London Regiment 61212 MIC

COLLINS, Vernon N. 2040. Private MIC

COLLINS, Victor Leon Monier. 1308. Lance Corporal. Killed in Action in France at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 09/04/1918. Son of F. A. Collins, Deputy Registrar of the Courts, Trinidad. Born 25/09/1896 at Port of Spain. Educated Queens Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Sailed with the 1st Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent on 18/10/1915. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, France. Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Awarded 1914/15 Star medal trio. Image from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.

COLLINS, William L. 695. Private MIC
COLLYMORE, Robert. Private, 5th Seaforth Highlanders, Captain 2nd London Regiment TF, Second Lieutenant 2nd London Regiment MIC
COLTON, Albert. 1210. Lance Corporal, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45458 MIC
COLVIN, Jonathan Mc D. 689 Private, Private then Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment MIC
CONDER, Albert Edward. Private from Argentina
CONNELLY, John. 810. Private, later Lieutenant RNVR MIC
CONRICK, Rupert L. 2011. Corporal, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61252, Corporal Tank Corps 302850 MIC
CONSTABLE, Clifford Edward. Lieutenant

CONTANT, Lionel E. 2197. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Living in USA in 1946.

COOK, Frederick James. 466. Corporal, Second Lieutenant later Captain Border Regiment MIC

COOKE, James Edward. 1444. Private. Enlisted 23/03/1915 and discharged 4/07/1916 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 265844 and served overseas. Born 1886 from Derby, England and married in Hong Kong in 1915. Prior service in a South African Colonial regiment.

COOK, William Stanley. 854. Private. Enlisted in the KEH 15/12/1914 having sailed to London from Shanghai on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914. Born 10/08/1873 in London and educated St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint and King's College, London. Served in Cape Mounted Rifles 1894-97 then KEH 1914-16 for 1 year and 8 months and did not serve in France. Discharged 15/08/1916 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge 19193. Died 7/03/1956 in Hamstead, England.

COOKE, C. H. Squadron Serjeant Major. 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials. Portrait photograph circa 1905-09.

COOKE, Ewin Edgar. 1580 Private. On 12 April 1918 Ewing sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and elbow in the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. He was admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France. Discharged from KEH 13/02/1919. Born on 22/01/1892 in Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia the son of Samuel Robert Cooke and Isabella King. Married Dorothy Francis Hunter 31/03/1925 and they had one daughter Lorna Jean Cooke. Ran a champion dairy cattle stud at Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales and died there on 4/01/1972.

COOKE, John Edwin. 1254. Private, KIA 09/04/18. Born in United Kingdom and enlisted from Canada. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

COOMBES, Valentine Henry. 493. Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2.  KIA 22/03/17 aged 28 as Squadron Serjeant Major. Son of Frank Crouchman Coombes and Priscilla Margaret Coombes, of "Cronulla", 2 Dufferin Terrace, Church Path, Deal, Kent; husband of Elsie Coombes of 192 Francescan Road, Tooting, London. Born at Notting Hill, London and employed as a Junior Assistant, Kensington Public Libraries. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on the British Librarian's Roll of Honour. Portrait photograph shown. 

COOPER, Christopher L. 78. Private MIC

COOPER, E. 207. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1915.

COOPER, Henry Mark Hugh. Lieutenant. 'B' Squadron. Embarkation date 21/05/1915. Died of Wounds 29/07/1915 age 29 and buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, United Kingdom. Son of Emma Elizabeth Freeman (formerly Cooper), of Reefton, Westland, South Island, New Zealand, and the late Rev. H. S. Cooper, of St. George's, Canterbury, England. Date of birth: 10th March 1886. He was born at Lancing College on the 10th of March 1886, the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Samuel Cooper, house master of Seconds House at Lancing, and Emma Elizabeth (nee Green later Foreman) later of 26 St George's Place, Canterbury. He was christened at Lancing on the 11/04/1886. He was educated at the Junior King's School from September 1898 and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1899 to June 1901. He worked in the Canadian Pacific Railway offices before joining the Cranbrook Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce as a junior on the 6th of February 1905. In 1907 he transferred to Vancouver in Canada where he worked as a clerk but he left their employ on the 31st of December 1909 and returned to the UK on board the SS "Campania", landing at Liverpool on the 4th of May 1910. On his return he worked as a clerk for the stockbrokers W. H. Trott. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the KEH on the 5/041913 and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 28/11/1914. He embarked for France at Southampton with his Squadron on board the Transport “Palm Branch" on the 21/04/1915 and arrived at Le Havre at 2.30am the following morning. Disembarkation was complete by 8.15am and the troopers made their way up the hill to No. 6 Base Camp. On the 23rd of April they entrained for Steenwerek in Belgium; they then marched to Nieppe where their Division was headquartered. On the evening of the 29/04/1915 the Squadron was ordered to employ all available men for the construction of a strong point behind the front line at Wulverghem about 200 yards northwest of La Plus Douvre Farm. They paraded at 6.30pm and marched up to within half a mile of the position where their horses were picketed. As soon as it was dark they moved up and began work that night. Henry Cooper was in command of fifty men who were detailed to construct a redoubt. They were engaged in this construction for about nearly four weeks during which time they suffered six casualties. Henry Cooper was wounded on the 13/05/1915 with a gun shot wound near his spine which paralysed him. He was the first Officer casualty of the Squadron, and was evacuated back to England where he died two months later at the 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell. He is commemorated on the war memorial at the King's School Wimbledon, the memorial at the Royal Military College Sandhurst and  on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

COOPER, Herbert J. 735. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Military Service Medal 3/06/1918. Discharged 22/02/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

COOPER, T. W. 2328. Private MIC
COOTE, Andrew L. 1953. Private MIC
COOTE, R. A. Adjutant, Captain in KEH 1910, ex-17th Lancers and the North West Mounted Police. Resigned in 1912.