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.


Memorial 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.

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

John Coote, 17, a Tobacco Spinner, 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, Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland, a Tobacco Spinner. In 1901, 53 year old John, a tobacco spinner was a boarder at Westgate, Northumberland. In 1911, 62 year old John, a widower, was living with his 27 year old son, John Coote and his young family.


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 at 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:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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