Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 31st January 1941; age: 20; of Peritonitis.
Residence: 33, Allenby Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828170.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Father: Richard Coote, D.C.M., born November 1891, Alnwick, Northumberland. An Omnibus Regulator. 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.
Mother: Bessie Rosanna Coote (nee Silvester(1st marriage Fudge)), born April 1893, Ipswich.He married Bessie Rosanna Fudge in April 1920. Bessie’s first husband had died of influenza in December 1918, leaving her with two children. She and Richard would have 11 more children.