Coward, John

BORN KNOTTINGLEY, YORKSHIRE 1876. AN INSURANCE AGENT. HE MARRIED ADA FIRTH, ON 26/10/1901, AT BRIGHOUSE PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL. THEY LIVED AT 211 BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL AND THIS ARMY ADDRESS. THEY HAD NO CHILDREN. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 14/01/1916, AGED 40 YEARS AND 150 DAYS. MOBILZED ON 26/06/1916. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 8 INCHES TALL, 136 LBS WEIGHT, 35 INCH CHEST, “GOOD” PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT. TRAINED AT WITHERNSEA. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 15/03/1917. HE SERVED AS PRIVATE, 25630, 7TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. WAS KILLED AT ARRAS, ON 12/05/1917, AGED 41. COMMEMORATED ON THE ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. HE HAD SERVED IN THE ARMY FOR 1 YEAR AND 119 DAYS. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW, ADA.
BOTH HIS PARENTS WERE DECEASED. HE LEFT BROTHERS, ROBERT AND SETH AND SISTER, MARY


First name:
JOHN
Military Number:
25630
Rank:
Private
Date Died
12/05/1917
Place died:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
41
60 , HEDON ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK