CLARENCE CLARIDGE COLE

 

Born: 1897, Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Baptised: 3rd April 1911, at St. Paul, Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Parents: Esther Jane & John Cole – Publican. Address: 34, Harris Street, Peterborough.

Died: 8th May 1918; age 21; KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st February 1915 – France.

Rank: Second Lieutenant; Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly Royal Fusiliers, GS/192.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

XIV.D.1.

Nine Elms British Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Esther J. Cole, of Bedford.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Liberal Club, Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire.

 

Clarence was 4 years old and living with his parents & sister.

John Cole, 41, a Steward – Liberal Club, born Wimblington, Cambridgeshire.

Esther Jane Cole, 40, a Stewardess – Liberal Club, born Gintford, Bedfordshire.

Dorothy Eva Cole, 9, born Beckenham, Kent.

 

1911   34, Harris Street, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.

 

Clarence was 14 years old, an Office Boy – Railway Company. He was boarding at the home of 37 year old, Jabez Cliffe, a Jouiner – Builder.

 

Clarence’s medals were sent to his mother, Mrs Cole at her home – 5, Pearce Road, Ipswich.

 

York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/york-lancaster-regiment/

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