Caleb William Coles, MM and bar, RE


1894 Aug 18. Born Farnham, Hampshire

1901 census at 67, Married Quarters, Woking

1911 census at 31 Boundary Street , London E C. It appears to be a hostel, and he is a porter.

1915 May 4. Landed in France

1916 Sep 16 MM Gazetted. 19367 L./C. C. W. Coles, R.E.

1916 Nov 14. The undermentioned have been awarded a Bar to their Military Medal: 19367 L./C. C. W. Coles, R.E.

1919 Apr 8. Commissioned 2nd Lt. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts., under the provisions of the Royal Warrant dated 30th Doc. 1918, promulgated in Army Order 42 of 1919 — Caleb William Coles, M.M.

1920 Sep 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 524. Posted to E Coy. Entry says "electrician"

1920 Oct 17 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jan 31 Admitted Stevens Hospital followed by Medical Leave from 12 Feb to 26 Feb

1921 Aug 12 to 9 Sep on Leave

1921 on Leave

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 Jan 29 Attested as Private in RASC - Motor Bus Driver

1925 Nov 21. 2nd Lt. C. W. Coles, late B.E., relinquishes the rank of 2nd Lt. on enlistment into the Army Reserve.

1926 Oct/Dec Married at Kingston, Surrey to Amelia L M Goddard

1929 Nov 21. C. W. Coles, M.M. (late temp. 2nd Lt., R.E.), is granted the rank of 2nd Lt. on discharge from the ranks, Army Res.

1939 Register. ?

1940 Jul 3. — The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts.: - 2nd Lt. Caleb William COLES, M.M. (139533)

1945 Jul/Sep. Married at Staines Middlesex to Nan Griffiths

1952 Feb 25. Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) Caleb William COLES, M.M. (139533), from R.E., Emerg. Commn., to be 2nd Lt.,

1961 Jan/Mar Died Ealing aged 66