COLES Arthur James

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Private Arthur James Coles was the younger son of John William Coles of Belton. His elder brother William also died in the war. Arthur joined the Worcestershire Regiment on 2 February 1917 and went to France on 3 March 1918 with the 1st Battalion. He was taken prisoner within a month of his landing, and died in the prisoner of war hospital at Meschide on 14 October 1918 aged 19. The cause of death is not known. Arthur is buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, grave V.E.6, and is remembered on Ridlington's war memorial.

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  • Ridlington Memorial
  • Niederzwehren Cemetery 3
  • Niederzwehren Cemetery 1
  • A J Coles 4
  • A J Coles 1
  • A J Coles 3

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4 images Some pictures of Mr Coles headstone, taken 22 February 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 22nd February '15 at 6:33pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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