MILITARY: Coe Hill Soldiers & Veterans

 

                                                             

Enjoy music videos of the Great Wars at the bottom of this page.

Military History of Coe Hill & Area Soldiers

BIRD, HIRAM EDWARD        World War I

Private, Service No. 636932. Canadian Infantry, 155 Bat, then transferred to 218th Bat. Born Coe Hill, Wollastan, Ontario. Mother Mary M Ferguson,  next of kin. Born March 10, 1887.  Labourer, Not married. Enlisted at Coe Hill on March 27, 1916, age 28, 5 ft 8 inches tall. Dark Complexion, Brown eyes; Brown hair. Methodist.  Sailed from  Halifax on Oct 17, 1916. Arrived in England on the SS Northlands,  Oct 28, 1916.  Killed in action on the field,  April 9, 1917. No known grave. Remembered on Vimy Memorial, FRANCE.

BROWNELL, B                            World War I

Private. Service No. 636884. Canadian Infantry 38th Battalion.  Died June 30, 1917 Buried J. A. Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, FRANCE. Son of Jacob and Maria Brownell.

BROWNELL, C. H.                       World War I

Private. ID 636225. Canadian Infantry 21st Bn. Died April 9, 1917, age 30. Son of Mrs Maria Brownell, of 424 Arlington Avenue, Toronto. Buried Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, FRANCE.

BROWNELL, F. E.                         World War I

Private. Service No. 636239. Canadian Infantry, 21st Battn. Died April 9, 1917. Buried Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, FRANCE.

BULLIED, WILLIAM ALFRED      World War I

Sergeant. Service Number 636222. Canadian Infantry, 3rd Battn. Died May 3, 1917, age 27 years.  No known grave. Remembered on Vimy Memorial, FRANCE.

CAMPBELL, A. J.                          World War I

Private. Service No. 645879. Canadian Infantry, 7th Bn. Died April 9, 1917. Buried Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, FRANCE.

CAMPBELL, William John           World War I

Private. Service Number 413111. Canadian Infantry, 28th Bn. Son of D. S. and Martha Campbell of Rose Island, Hastings County.  Died June 6, 1916, age 27 years. No known grave. Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial, BELGIUM.  Born Chandos July 6, 1890, Farmer’s Son.  Enlisted May 7, 1915, at Belleville, with mother next of kin at Clydesdale.  Approved on 11th by judge. Age 28, 5 ft 8 1/2 inches tall; Fair complexion. Eyes blue; Dark Brown hair. Presbyterian.Personnel Records of the First World War - CEF 008701b

CLARKE, R. A.                              World War I

Sergeant. Service No. 412201. Canadian Infantry. 21st Bn. Died October 11, 1918. Buried Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, FRANCE.

CONLIN, C. P.                                World War I

Private. Service No. 636933. Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. Died May 26, 1917. Buried Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension, FRANCE.

CROSBY, WILLIAM HENRY         World War I

Born in Trenton, Ontario, Bill grew up with rambunctious brothers. When he mother died, and his father remarried, Bill left home and joined the circus. After he met and married Laura Gunter, he became a soldier in World War I, enlisting in Peterborough in 1917. After basic training he sailed on the SS Megenta, landing in England. He was assigned to  24th Battalion, then 235 Battalion. His military ID Private ID 1663128, He had two hospital admissions with brief rest, but no disease found. HIs wife, Laura was sent $20 a month for separation for most of 2017. He was discharged in 1918 and returned to Canada, moving back to Coe Hill. Here he opened a barber shop and pool hall at the west end of the village in the house in which they lived for the rest of their lives.

He and Laura had three boys: Harold, Cliff and Dick, all who remained in the village or nearby for their lives. Most of their children left home and moved elsewhere, but a few are still there today. Bill died 1964, but burial location for this couple has not yet been identified.

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CURRIE, Allan Jerome                 World War I

Private. Service Number 636319  Canadian Infantry 21st Bn. Son of Archibald and Catherine Currie of Kapukasing, Ontario Died August 15, 1917, ag 24.  No known grave. Remembered on Vimy Memorial, FRANCE.

DANFORD, Charles William         World War I

Private. Service No. 636534. Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. Son of Mrs Alfred Danford of Coe Hill, Ontario, husband of Beatrice Pattison (formerly Danford) of Coe Hill, Ontario. Died August 15, 1917, age 34 years old. No known grave. Vimy Memorial, FRANCE.

DANFORD, John Edward           World War I

Private.  Service No. 12220. Canadian Infantry, 39th Bn. Son of Alfred  and Mary E Danford of Faraday, Ontario. Died August 8, 1915, age 25 years. Buried Coe Hill (Faraday Trinity) Cemetery, Canada.

DANIELS, Clayton Ray                World War II

Clayton was born in Methune, Ontario on January 2, 1920. He enlisted in  the Army on March 12, 1942. On enrolment he was placed in the Canadian Fusiliers TFD and served in Canada during World War II. He was later transferred to The Black Watch RHR of Canada and sent to England for further training. The Regiment was sent to France in 1944 and he was wounded and taken prisoner by the enemy. He recovered from his wounds and remained a prisoner until hostilities ended in 1945. After discharge on August 21, 1945, he worked in lumber mills and later with Reids dairy and thirty years with Northern Electric until retirement. He was a member of
Coe Hill Legion Branch 581. Clayton passed away on June 2, 2000.

DIXON, Daniel                                World War I

(Only one listed in Commonwealth War graves and NOT listed on Government war records).  More research being done, as he does not seem to fit profile for Wollaston area link:

Canadian Merchant Navy, Utility Boy. Ship S. S. Lady Hawkins, Halifax. Died January 19, 1942, age 23.   No known grave. Remembered on Halifax Memorial, Panel 21.  Son of Mary Dixon of St Michael, Barbados, West Indies. HIs brother, Colridge Chamberlain Dixon, perished with him.

EVANS, Mansel C.                       World War II

Mansel was born in Irthlingborough, England on February 22, 1939. He enlisted in the Army on March 11, 1960 and was conscripted into the Royal Army Pay Corps in Devizes, Wiltshire. After receiving basic training, he was posted to Germany as a Pay Clerk to D Comp Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. After six months, he moved to HQ 7th Armoured Regiment as Pay Clerk to 207 Signals Squadron. He was discharged on April 30, 1963. Following military service, he resumed his trade as bricklayer. He immigrated to Canada in 1969 and became an active member in Coe Hill Legion Branch 581 in 1970. He was the President of the Legion Branch for two years. In 1989, Mansel became a Life Member

FORBES, G.                                    World War I

Not found (two possibilities, but not confirmed by both war databases. Commonwealth War Graves Commission has: E. G. H. P Forbes in 24th Bn Canadian Infantry, Died 1916 in France; or George Henry Eden Forbes 116th Bn, Died 1918, No known grave.   Canadian Government has neither men in their records with those names. Only 2 out of 10 possibilities seemed likely. More research needed.

FORBES, Gerald Donald               World War II

Lance Corporal, Westminister  (Motor) R.C.I. C Unit. Son of Amos and Minnie Forbes of Glen Alda. Service No C/5821. Died December 20, 1944, age 23.  Buried Villanova Canadian War Cemetery, ITALY.  Villanova is 3 kilometres south-west of the main road from Ferrara to Ravenna (Route No.16) at Via Chiesa.

GERRARD, W. H.                           World War I

Private. Service No. 904616. Canadian Infantry, 49th Bn. Died September 29, 1918. Buried at Drummond Cemetery, Raillencourt, Nord Region, FRANCE.

GILROY, G. A.                                World War I

Private. Service No. 636807. Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. Died August 8, 1918. Buried Toronto Cemetery, Demuin, Somme Region, FRANCE.

GUNTER, Daniel Herbert             World War I

Private. Service No. 1063120. Canadian Infantry, 54th Bn. Died August 8, 1918. Buried at Beaucourt British Cemetery, Somme Region, FRANCE.

GUNTER (CRISP), Irene A.            World War II

Irene was born in Bethnal Downs, London, England on October 28, 1923. She enlisted in the Royal Air Force (WAF) in 1943 at the age of twenty. She served at numerous air bases during the course of the war. Irene was a communications specialist mainly guiding damaged aircrafts returning from missions over Europe to their nearest safe landing strip. She was discharged in 1945. After the war, on the return of Ivan, who was serving in Europe with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, she married him. She then became a war bride and lived in Coe Hill until Ivan’s retirement. She was an active member of Branch 581 RCL Coe Hill for 44 years. Irene passed away on September 19, 2011

GUNTER, Ivan                               World War II                                     

Ivan was born in Coe Hill, Ontario on December 14, 1920. He enlisted in the Hasty P’s on October 6, 1939 at seventeen years of age, but wasn’t deployed to Britain until 1940 at the age of eighteen. He served in Sicily and attached to the Btn Intelligence Section. He served in Canada, the United Kingdom, Sicily, Italy and NWE with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. As a result of his keen sense of duty he was awarded the Military Medal. The ribbon was presented by Gen. Bernard Montgomery and later the Medal was presented by King George the IV at Buckingham Palace. Ivan was discharged on March 29, 1946. He was a founding member of Branch 581 RCL, Coe Hill and in 1952 became the postmaster at Coe Hill. He married Irene A. Crisp, also a Veteran of World War II. He and Irene established a Post Office in the home in the centre of the village and were active here until retirement, when they moved to Bancroft.

See Ivan’s interviews on the History of the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment.  (click on title for page with video).  Both World Wars reviewed, but mainly World War II and the struggles to land and advance through Sicily and the up the boot of ITALY. Powerful,  deeply moving message of what the soldiers endured and won as they fought against the presence of 40 German units . They kept them occupied to free up the advances of the Allied forces along  the Western Front.

HEWTON, J. W.                              World War I

Private. Service No. 636886. Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. Died May 12, 1918. Buried Bagneux  British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme Region, FRANCE.

KELLER, Herbert Lyle                  World War II

Herbert was born in Crookston, Ontario on June 14, 1921. He enlisted in the Army on July 1, 1940 and served in the Infantry, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. He re-mustered to an Armoured Regiment, Three Rivers Tank Regiment. He remained with this unit for the duration of hostilities. Herbert served in Canada, United Kingdom, Sicily, Italy, and Continental Europe during World War II. He received the 1939-45 Star, Italian Star, and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. After his discharge on July 27, 1945, he worked in lumbering, mining and at
CGE. He was a church leader, a school trustee and fair board member. Herbert was a long time Legion Member, receiving a Life Membership to Apsley Legion Branch 381 and was also a founding member of Coe Hill Legion Branch 581. He was married and had two children. Herbert passed away on April 29, 2003.

JOHNSON, Edward Barclay “Ted”  World War II

Edward was born in Coe Hill, Ontario on April 18, 1921. He volunteered for the Canadian Forces in 1940 and served in Canada, United States, Great Britain and Italy during World War II. He trained in Canada and the United States and served with the Special Force consisting of Canadian and US Service Men known as the Devils Brigade. He served with the Prince of Wales Regiment and First Special Service Force. He was severely wounded in Italy and it became necessary to amputate his left leg at the hip and his right leg was badly injured. He received the Purple Heart as a result. On
discharge in 1944 he lived and worked in Peterborough. His father was a veteran of World War I and his brothers served in World War II and Korea. He was a member of Peterborough Legion Branch 52. Edward passed away on April 29, 2004.

JOHNSON, Henry Scott “Harry” World War II

Harry was born in Coe Hill, Ontario on April 4, 1923. He volunteered for the Canadian Navy for service in World War II in September 1940. He trained in Canada and served on HMS Caldwell, HMS Newfoundland (Cruiser) and HMCS Uganda (Cruiser) escorting convoys from Canada to England. Also was onboard HMCS Uganda and went to the south Pacific.
Following hostilities, he made his own business in the taxi and courier business in Peterborough. Harry was discharged in November 1945. He recently retired and lives in Peterborough. His father was a veteran of World War I and brothers in World War II and Korea.

MCCAULEY, Gordon                      World War I

Private. Service No. 195833. Canadian Infantry, 18th Bn. Died October 11, 1918, age 23.  Buried Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, FRANCE. Son of Mr & Mrs Dilman McCauley of Apsley, Ontario, husband of Mrs Mattie Winter McCauley of Glen Alda, Ontario. Inscription by family:  “Gone, but not forgotten.”

MINDLE, Ora Acile                       World War I

Private. Service No. 636930. Canadian Infantry. 21st Bn. Died Nov 9, 1917.  Remembered on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. No known grave.

MINDLE, S. A.                               World War I

Private. Service No. 636469. 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Died April 12, 1917. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FRANCE.

MUFFITT, Edward Earle            World War II

Son of Charles E. and Hester R. Muffitt; husband of Hester R. Muffitt, of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (The Charlie Muffitts were of Coe Hill). Ed is on the Coe Hill Memorial.  Service Number J/8372. Flight Lieutenant.  Royal Canadian Air Force. Died November 2, 1943, age 34.  No known grave. Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surry, United Kingdom. It is located  at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometers by road west of London.

NASH, F (not listed).                    World War II

Nearest Nash to Coe Hill is J J Nash, or Private John James Nash, ID C/4581,  son of John & Annie Nash, husband of Lena Mary Nash of Marmora. Died Oct 29, 1943, age 36.Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. Buried Villanova Canadian War Cemetery.  Villanova is 3 kilometres south-west of the main road from Ferrara to Ravenna (Route No.16) at Via Chiesa. ITALY.

PEACOCK, Robert                        World War II

Private, ID C/117553, son of Charles Henry & Sarah Ellen Peacock, husband of Laura Evelyn Peacock of Foxboro, Ontario. Robert became part of the North Shore, NB Regiment, died August 15, 1944, age 26. Buried Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, FRANCE. It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944; on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their  lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign.

PETERS, E.                                    World War I

Private. Service No. 195838. Canadian Infantry, 1st Bn. Died April 25, 1918. Echoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi, FRANCE.

POST, Elgin Charles                     World War I

Private. Service No. 636310. Canadian Infantry, 38th Bn. Died October 30, 1917, age 24. Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial, BELGIUM. Son of Andrew and Florence Post of Glenalda, Peterboro, Ontario

REID, Charles Benjamin             World War I

Private. Service No. 637044. 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Died Oct 26, 1917, age 28. Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial. BELGIUM. Son of Mr & Mrs Enoch Reid, Coe Hill, Ontario

ROBBINS, Ernest James          World War I

Private. Service No. 636765. Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. Died August 15, 1917. Vimy Memorial, FRANCE.

ROSEBUSH, Terrance Levi        World War I

Private. Service No. 636234, Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. Died ay 11, 1917, age 23.  Buried or commemorated at Vimy Memorial, FRANCE. Son of William J. W. and Susan A. Rosebush, Coe Hill, Ontario

TYNER, G. H. R.                              World War I

Private. Service No. 874767. Canadian Infantry, 8th Bn. Died April 28, 1917, age 30 years. Buried Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, Willervale Canadian Cemetery, FRANCE. Son of Mrs Tyner of Coe Hill, Ontario

WAITE, GEORGE                       World War I

Private. Service No. 8391. Canadian Infantry. 2nd Battalion. Died Sept 9, 1916. FRANCE. Vimy Memorial.

WINTERS, George Garnes      World War I

Private. Service No. 195646.  Died May 18, 1916 . FRANCE. Doullens  Communal Cemetery.

WHITNEY, Orield                         World War I

Private. Service No. 195830. Canadian Infantry Depot, Manitoba. Died October 18, 1918, age 20. Buried Chandos Hillside Pioneer Cemetery, Ontario.

WOODBECK, Clarence Irwin    World War II

Private. ID C/42846, Lake Superior Regiment (motor), son of Charles  & Eliza Woodbeck of Owenbrook. Clarence died October 4, 1944, age 24. His brother, Morris, also died in service. Burial Agedem Canadian War Cemetery, BELGIUM.

WOODBECK, Milford               World War I

Private Woodbeck, ID 195525, son of Harvey Holister Woodbeck and Linda Woodbeck of Lasswade, Ontario. Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment. Milford died October 29, 1917, age 21. Buried Lasswade Christian Cemetery, Ontario

WOODLEY, Elvin R.                       World War II

Elvin was born in Ormsby, Ontario on March 13, 1921. He enlisted in
the Canadian Army (Active) at the age of eighteen in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment on July 2, 1940. He received his basic training in Camp Borden prior to being sent to the UK where his advance training was received. The regiment was sent into active service, landing in Sicily and advancing up mainland Italy. In March of 1945 the Battalion was moved to Continental Europe where he accompanied them into Belgium and Holland. After his discharge on November 11, 1945, he and his brother Frank went in the lumber business. He has been a member of Coe Hill Legion Branch 581 for sixteen years. Elvin passed away October 10, 1978.

WOODBECK, Morris Everett   World War II

Private, ID C/120203, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. Son of Charles & Eliza Woodbeck of Owenbrook, Ontario. His brother Clarence Irwin also fell.   Morris died July 1, 1944, age 29.  Buried Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, FRANCE.

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WOODLEY, James Henry             World War I

James was born in Devonshire, England on May 23, 1856. He came to Canada at the age of nine (1865) with his brother William (24 years older). The mode of travel was on a cattle boat and arrived in either Cobourg or Port Hope and settled in the Pontypool area. James married and fathered six children. Eventually, he moved his family to the Coe Hill, Ontario area. He worked mainly in the forest industry as a teamster. James enlisted in the Canadian Army Overseas Expeditionary Force on February 24, 1916. This
date would have made him just short of his sixtieth birthday. He gave his age as 43 years of age. His attestation papers made the notation “Apparent age 43 years”. He was accepted for service in World War I. It was later determined by a dental officer, from the condition of his teeth, that he was much older than his apparent age. He was then discharged and did not serve overseas. James passed away in Deltor, Ontario in 1937 at the age of ninety. His son, Frank Hugh Woodley, also served during World War II.

Personnel Records of the First World War - CEF 685505a

 

685505b

WOODLEY, Robert J.

Robert was born in Bancroft, Ontario on July 6, 1939. He enlisted in the Army on July 5, 1956. He served ten years in the Canadian Army as an Administrative Clerk in the RCASC having served two years, three months in Germany at Fort Chamly, Soest. He served in CBU Middle East with UNEF in Camp Rafah, Egypt. In June 1966, he obtained his release from the Army and joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force and was employed there for nearly thirty years. He retired to the area of his birth. Robert has been active member of Coe Hill Legion Branch 581 for 25 years.

COE HILL MILITARY MEMORIAL

Wollaston Township,  Hasting County, Ontario CANADA

Copyright Norma Gillespie, 2022  Coe Hill Memorial, St Michael’s Cemetery, Coe Hill, Ontario

These are the soldiers who planted the evergreen trees around both cemeteries in Coe Hill, one for each soldier in his memory, never knowing if he would return.  Research into each war record is ongoing,  and then provided above in the notes.

WORLD WAR I

World War I Coe Hill Soldiers & Veterans

Copyright Norma Gillespie, 2022

Summary – being updated. Some of these men died in same battle.

World War I Coe Hill Soldiers & Veterans

LAST NAME FIRST NAME IDENTITY BIRTHS DEATHS BURIAL LOCATION
BROWNELL F. E.
636239
  1917, April 9
FRANCE: Nine Elms Military Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
BROWNELL B.
636884
  1917, June 30
FRANCE: J. A. Chaudiere Military Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
BULLIED William Alfred
636222.
  1917, May 3
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
BIRD Hiram Edward
636932
1887
1917, April 9
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
CONLIN C.P
636933.
  1917, May 26
FRANCE: Lievan Community Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
CLARKE R.A.
412201
  1918, Nov 11
FRANCE: Niagara Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
CAMPBELL A. J.
645879.
  1917, April 9
FRANCE: Arras Road Cemeery
Coe HILL Memorial
CAMPBELL William John
413111
  1916, June 6
BELGIUM: Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
DANFORD Charles William
636534.
  1917, Aug 15
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
DANFORD John Edward
12220
  1915, Aug 8
CANADA: Faraday Trinity Cemetery, Coe Hill
Coe Hill Memorial
DIXON D.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
MUFFIT E. E.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
GERRARD W. H.
904616
  1918, Sept 29
FRANCE: Drummond Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
GUNTER Daniel Herbert
1063120
  1918, Aug 8
FRANCE: Beaucourt British Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
GILROY G. A.
636807
  1918, August 8
FRANCE: Toronto Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
HEWTON J W
636886
  1918, May 12
FRANCE: Bagneux British Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
CURRIE Allan Jerome
636319
  1917, Aug 15
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
JACKSON W      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
KELSH C. N.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
KELLY J      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
LEVERIDGE F      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
LAIRD F. J.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
FORBES G.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
McCAULEY Gordon
195833
  1918, Oct 11
FRANCE:  Niagara Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
MINDLE S. A.
636469
  1917, April 12
FRANCE: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
MINDLE Ora Acile.
636930
  1917, Nov 9
BELGIUM: Ypes Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
POST Elgin Charles
636310
  1917. Oct 30
BELGIUM: Ypes Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
POST W. A.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
PETERS E
185868
  1918, April 25
FRANCE: Echoivres Military Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
REID Charles Benjamin
637044
  1917, Oct 26
BELGIUM: Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
ROBBINS Ernest James
636735
  1917, Aug 15
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
ROSEBUSH Terrance Levi
636234
  1917, May 11
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
SIMPSON F. J.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
KEECH V.      
not found
Coe Hill Memorial
TYNER G. H. R. 874767   1917, April 28
FRANCE: Orchard Dump Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
TAYLOR H      
not identified
Coe Hill Memorial
WINTERS George Garnes
195646
  1918, May 16
FRANCE: Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension No 2, Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension No 2,
Coe Hill Memorial
WHITNEY Orield
195830
  1918, Oct 26
CANADA: Chandos Pioneer Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
WAITE George
8391
  1916, Sept 9
FRANCE: Vimy Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
WALKNER A      
not identified in list
Coe Hill Memorial
WILCOX G      
unable to identify from list
Coe Hill Memorial
PALMERTEER E      
Not identified
Coe Hill Memorial
NASH T.      
not identified
Coe Hill Memorial
PEACOCK R
   
BC record? Doesnt seem to relate
Coe Hill Memorial
WOODBECK Milford
195525
  1917, Oct 29
CANADA: Lasswade Christian Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
WOODBECK R. E.        Not found Coe Hill Memorial
BROWNELL C. H.     1917, April 9
FRANCE: Nine Elms Military Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial

Research Notes:

Side Two of World War I memorial
Copyright Norma Gillespie, 2022  St Michael’s Cemetery, Coe Hill, Wollaston Twp, Hastings Co, Ontario CANADA

WORLD WAR II

Copyright Norma Gillespie, 2022                        St. Michael’s Cemetery, Coe Hill, Ontario

World War II Coe Hill Soldiers & Veterans

LAST NAME FIRST NAME BIRTH DEATH BURIAL LOCATION
MUFFITT Edward Earle  
1943, Nov  2
UK: Runnymede Memorial
Coe Hill Memorial
FORBES Gerald Donald  
1944, Dec 20
ITALY: Villanova Canadian War Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
KEECH V.`      not found Coe Hill Memorial
NASH F      not found Coe Hill Memorial
PEACOCK R.      not found Coe Hill Memorial
WOODBECK Morris Everett  
1944, July 1
FRANCE: Ranvill War Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial
WOODBECK Clarence Irwin  
1944, Oct 4
BELGIUM: Agedem Canadian War Cemetery
Coe Hill Memorial

 

Difficulties are arising of identify of a few individuals from this list that do not match Commonwealth War Graves Commission deaths. There are several people sharing the same name on records, but no indication if they came from an area linked to Coe Hill especially the Hastings County Military Regiment.

The Coe Hill Legion,  in the middle of the village, was started just after World War II when soldiers arrived home.  The veteran members of the Legion, and community folk are active in the Legion building in helping in the community, hosting events and encouraging the memories of those who are soldiers from this area. New grey military tombstones are being added for the men buried in these Coe Hill graveyards. Thank you.

THE MUSIC OF WORLD WAR II

Vera Lynn sang to encourage the troops. 

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Total Records:  50

Source of Records:  The Legion website; Library and Archives Canada. Personal visits to Coe Hill with filming graves & researching family histories ongoing. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  Ontario War Memorials.