1896 Jul 23. Born Camberwell. London (date from RAF). RIC records point to a man called Albert E Coates joining who had been born 1896 and served in RAF
1901 census at 240, M F B Station, Ferndale Road, Lambeth. His father is a fireman
1911 census at 31 Birkbeck Road, Beckenham
1918 May 6. Enlisted in RAF. He had been in the Merchant Marine (service record)
1920 Jun 25 Takes out a seaman's card
1920 Nov 29. Joined ADRIC with a service no 1117. Posted to Depot
1921 Feb 23. Struck off strength. This must have been following this court martial.