Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 20th July 1916; age 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3401

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Elizabeth Coote, of 55, Surrey Road, Ipswich.




1901   8, Handford Road, Ipswich.


James was 5 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Elizabeth Coote, 52, born Alnwick, Northumberland.

Mary Jane Coote, 22, a Corset Trimmer, born Kendall, Westmoreland.

John Coote, 17, a Tobacco Spinner, born Alnwick.

Francie Coote, 19, a Corset Boner, born Alnwick.

Richard Coote, 9, born Alnwick.


1911   25, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.


James was 15 years old, a Hair Dresser. He was a boarder at the home of 35 year old, Printing Compositor, Edward Reynolds & family.


James ‘s father was John Coote, born 1849, Kingston, Dublin, Ireland, a Tobacco Spinner.

James’s mother, Elizabeth Coote, died 1902, Ipswich.


James is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich and St. Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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