Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 31st January 1941; age: 20; of Peritonitis.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828170.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Father: Richard Coote, D.C.M., born November 1891, Alnwick, Northumberland. Richard served 9 years & 41 days in the Sherwood Foresters. He distinguished himself in the field of battle, during the First World War and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. During combat he was severely wounded and his arm amputated. On his return to Ipswich he was offered the freedom of the borough. Which he turned down.
Mother: Bessie Rosanna Coote (nee Silvester(1st marriage Fudge)), born 1893, Ipswich.