stevej60 Posted 11 November , 2013 Share Posted 11 November , 2013 I know its a long shot due to the millions of men serving during the great war but would anyone with a knowledge of the Durhams have any information they could offer.Edwin Coates is in my family tree being my gt grandfathers nephew,he was born in lincolnshire although his parents were from Durham, by chance thanks to ancestry,s free record weekend there are a couple of pages of his records to View showing enlistment in the 2nd/6th Durhams, although he has stated a preference for the Lincolnshire regiment,the other page has a record of him being promoted to corporal in 1916 still with the 6th Durhams,he must have been an interesting character as his employment on joining is stated as "independent".In the 1911 cencus he is boarding in Bolton where his occupation was actor appearing in "fall in rookies".any info would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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