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308113 L/Cpl David Coultas Liverpool Kings MM Winner

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Im after any information on 308113 L/Cpl David Coultas. C company, 9th platoon.

 

His Medal Roll surved with 1/8 and 1/7 KLR.

 

I have his MIC and Roll and his MM entilement

I believe he was from Liverpool

 

I have no othe details. I'd like to know the action he won his MM.

I have pictures that I've added on. These are the only details I have

 

Thank in Advance

 

Simon

 

 

 

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sadbrewer

He was in the casualty list published 18/9/17 as wounded.

He may also be in an April list of the same year but unfortunately the archive is not working properly.

 

There are a couple of detailed trees on Ancestry...if they are correct it looks like he's a Yorkshire lad...b 1877 Laisterdyke, d 1949 Wortley.

Married Annie Elizabeth Ryder in Bradford in 1907.

In 1911 his son Jack was born in Bradford.

The family lived at 5 Rhine St, Bowling.

David was a shop assistant in a leather goods shop.

  A David & Annie Elizabeth  Coultas lived in Liverpool in the early 1920's at 15 Martensen Street.

In 1939 they are at 329 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge. He is a foreman in a steel warehouse.

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IRC Kevin

Although Gazetted on 7 October 1918, he's in the May list of Immediate Awards in 55 Division's Q&A Diary, so it's safe to speculate this was for the German April offensive against Givenchy/Festubert- certainly all the 1/4th & 1/5th KORL and 1/6th KLR men in the same list were. Unfortunately, I only photographed the award citations for those particular battalions in the Jeudwine Papers. (Someone on the forum has copies of the lot, though I forget who)

 

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COULTAS DAVID  PTE 308113 1/7TH BN LIVERPOOL REGT MM L/GAZ 7.10.18 RP NO 68/121/608    SCHEDULE NUMBER 186495.ONE OF 28 MM AWARDS TO 1/7 BN FOR THE GERMAN ATTACK ON GIVENCHY ON 9TH APRIL 1918.

HE GOT HIS LEWIS GUN INTO ACTION AND DID GREAT EXECUTION AMONG THE LEADING WAVES  OF THE ENEMY INFANTRY. LATER WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKED OUR FLANK HE SHOWED GREAT INITIATIVE AND COOLNESS IN TAKING UP A POSITION IN THE OPEN AND PREVENTED THE ATTEMPTS OF THE ENEMY TO SURROUND THE POST..ALTHOUGH TWICE WOUNDED HE KEPT HIS GUN IN ACTION UNTIL RELIEVED.

                         Information courtesy of the MM Roll Howard Williamson and Chris Bate.

                                         best w, Howard Williamson

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ATNOMIS

Thank you all. This is fantastic stuff.

 

Ive attached pictures sent to me over night

 

Simon

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