Born: 26th April 1901, Ipswich.

Died: 26th February 1947; age 45, Suffolk.

Residence: 3, Vernon Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Porter & Signalman – London North Eastern Railway.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5998395.

Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps.


Memorial Reference:

Screen Wall,

Ipswich Crematorium,





1911   41, Tyler Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Ambrose Edward Coe, 41, a Railway Signalman – G.E.Railway, born Ipswich.

Alice Alma Coe (nee Leeks), 39, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Basil William Coe, 17, a Railway Staff Caller – G.E. Railway, born Bentley, Suffolk.

Sidney Albert Coe, 16, an Errand Boy, born Bentley.

Percival Charles Coe, 13, a Book Binder, born Bentley.

Edith Hattie Coe, 12, born Ipswich.

William Harold Coe, 7, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Mary Coe, 4, born Ipswich.

Ivy May Coe, 3, born Ipswich.

Daisy Vera Coe, 1, born Ipswich.


Edward’s father, William Ambrose Edward Coe died February 1940.


In 1929, Ipswich, Edward married Nellie Gladys Last, born 1900, Ipswich – died 1935, Ipswich.

They had 3 children:

Beatrice Mary Coe, born January 1930, Ipswich.

Frederick Edward Noel Coe, born 1932, Ipswich.

Gladys Y. Coe, born 1934, Ipswich.



Edward, a widower, was a Porter Signalman – London North Eastern Railway. He and his daughters were lodging at the family home of widow Ethel Woodcock – 3, Vernon Street, Ipswich.

Ethel Elizabeth Woodcock (nee Ellis), unpaid Domestic Duties, born January 1894, Greenwich, London.

Betty E. Woodcock, a Shop Assistant – Fruit, born September 1919.

Joan E. Woodcock, a Cutter – Silk, born September 1921.

Beatrice Coe, at School.

Gladys Coe, at School.


In 1940, Ipswich, Edward married Ethel Elizabeth Woodcock (nee Ellis).

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