Coote William John Pte 14217749
Name Coote William John
Army number 14217749
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Joined - probably via conscription - the General Service Corps. Underwent Basic Training - probably at a Primary Training Centre. Transferred to the Black Watch, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish - date not yet known. Served Normandy. Wounded. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders 2/12/44, following the disbandment of the Brigade - Authority: AGX/164/44, GHRs Book 358/14/27, Book missing.
Company/Battery Company not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known, but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Not yet confirmed.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes – reported wounded North West Europe but exact date not recorded.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address 56, Dinsdale Avenue, Wallsend-on-Tyne.
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