Registered at birth as MARK AITKEN McINTYRE, son of Jessie McIntyre.
Born: 23rd June 1890, 57, Portfield Street, Hereford, Herefordshire.
Died: 15th August 1917; age 27; KiA at the Battle of Hill 70, Lens, France.
Enlistment Location: Swift Current, Saskatoon, Canada; Date: 22nd September 1915; Occupation: Store Keeper; Religion: Methodist. Height: 5ft 6 1/2 ins, dark complexion, blue eyes & black hair.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 252036
Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment, 10th Battalion.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mary Coles, of 30, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.
1891 70, Park Street, Hereford, Herefordshire.
Mark was 9 months old, and living with his aunt & cousins.
Mary Coles, 39, born Fife, Dunfermline, Scotland.
Catherine Mary Coles, 15, a Dressmaker’s Apprentice, born Hastings, East Sussex.
Emma Coles, 12, born Scotland.
Grace Coles, born Scotland.
James McIntyre Coles, 4, born Ireland.
1901 204, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.
Recorded as John Mildrum, and a visitor, he was 10 years old.
William Coles, 66, a Foreman – Breadmaker, Cook & Confectioner, born Gravesend, Kent.
Leslie Coles, 5, born Ipswich.
1911 36, High Street, Ipswich.
Recorded as Jack Coles, and a nephew, he was 20 years old, an Engineer’s Clerk – Assistant Storekeeper. He was living with his widowed aunt & cousins.
Mary, 58, a Boarding House Keeper – own account.
James, 24, a Journeyman Confectioner – Bakery, Confectionary & General Grocer.
Leslie Coles, 15, an Engineer – Lathe Operator.
Jack was 21 years old, a Store Keeper when he departed from the Port of Liverpool, travelling on the S.S.’Teutonic’. He arrived on the 26th April 1913 at the Port of Quebec, Canada. Jack’s destination was Saskatoon.
On the 25th June 1915, 25 year old Jack M. Coles, a Labourer – Wood, from Swift Current, Saskatoon travelled from the Port of Victoria, B.C. to Seattle, Washington. He recorded his next of kin: mother – Mary Coles.
Jack is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys. Jack is also remembered on the Saskatoon Football Association Memorial & the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial.
Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment, 10th Battalion: