COKES George Henry
Regiment : 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Formerly 135667, Royal Field Artillery.
Service number : 28111
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 16th September 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 6B.
Birthplace : Born Rainbow Hill, Worcester, enlisted Birmingham
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St George's Church, surname spelt Coakes
Credits : Worcester Herald researched and transcribed by Andy Frisby.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Script from Worcester Herald dated 18th November 1916:
Information has been received by Mrs Coakes of 28, Barry street, Arboretum that her husband Private G H Coakes is reported and missing from 16th September. He joined the army at Easter and went out to France on August 11th. Before that, he was employed by Messrs Mcnaught’s, where he served his apprenticeship.
Two different photographs of Private G.H. Coakes can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 25th November 1916 and Saturday 8th September 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
George Coakes has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.