image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1895, Ipswich.
Died: 20th July 1916; age 20; KiA.
Residence: 55, Surrey Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3401
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A.
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.
Soldiers’ Effects to John Coote – father.
James is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich and St. Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich
4th Battalion Throughout the 19th the heavy shelling continued. Early on the 20th the battalion returned to Shell valley, in preparation for the attack on High Wood.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion: