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  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
Person Details
16 Jan 1885
Edwin was born on 16th January 1885 in Netherfield the son of Thomas Henry and Ellen Coy. His father was a Railway Signalman. In 1891 the family were living at Claremont Cottage, Curzon Street in Netherfield and had three daughters and three sons of whom Edwin was the fourth child. In 1901 the family were at 193 Curzon Street, Netherfield. Cecil as he was known was working as a draper's apprentice. By the 1911 census the family had moved to No 29 Willow Road, Carlton and Thomas had retired from the railways. Edwin Cecil had left England on 24 March 1911 bound for St Johns New Brunswick in Canada
Drapers apprentice prior to emigrating to Canada
21 May 1915
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Canadian Infantry
Sergeant Edwin Cecil Coy,served two years with 8th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, prior to emigrating to Canada. Following the outbreak of war he joined up in Canada and served in the 15th Battalion Canadian Infantry (1st Central Ontario Regiment) although the Gedling war memorial states 48th battalion Canadian Highlanders. He died of wounds at the 2nd Canadian Field Ambulance on 21st May 1915 and is buried at Bethune Town cemetery, France.
Lived with his sister at the Bowling Green Public House, Newark. Nottingham Evening Posted 23rd May 1918 :- “COY. – In loving memory of Teddy (Sergeant E. C. Coy), Canadian Highlanders, who died of wounds in France, May 21st, 1915. – Father, mother, sisters, and brothers.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Article published 5th June 1915 in the Newark Herald :- Son of Mr & Mrs Coy, Willow Road, Carlton, Nottingham. Born 16th Jan. 1885. Resided with sister, Mrs Kirk at the Bowling Green, Newark. He was employed at Messrs. Nicholsons and was a member of the 8th Sherwood Foresters. Four years ago, Mr & Mrs Kirk decided to try their fortunes in Canada. Edwin went with them, as did Jack Slater, son of Councillor & Mrs Slater of Harcourt Street. Edwin and Jack were in partnership in a flourishing plumbing and general stores business. Before enlisting together at Victoria, on the 5th Nov. 1914 in the 30th Battalion, (British Columbia). Brother, Stanley, is a drummer with the 8th Sherwood Foresters in France.
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  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
    Edwin Cecil Coy - Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery