Sunday 18 November 2007

Private George Victor Coker

Born on 23 July 1876 in London, England - husband of Theresa Coker, Ottawa, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, married with two children (daughters aged 13 and 10), no current military service, previously served twelve years with the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 February 1915 (number 410472) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - killed in action on 23 February 1916 - buried in R.E. Farm Cemetery (grave III.B.13), Belgium.

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