Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Corporal Henry Coles

From G. K. Rose, The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

“The stairs were drenched with blood. Of my companions, Thompson, a signaller, Timms, Smith (Hunt’s servant, a fine lad) and Corporal Coles one of the bravest and most devoted N.CO.’s the Battalion ever had were dead or died soon afterwards.”

Name: COLES, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “D” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/02/1917
Service No: 201534
Additional information: Son of Albert Coles, of Brook St., Watlington, Oxon, and the late Winnie Coles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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