2nd Lt Albert Edward Coates RAF

1896 Jul 23. Born Camberwell. London (date from RAF and RIC). RIC records point to a man called Albert E Coates joining who had 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.


He then disappears

1939 Register There is an Edward F Coates, Printer, living alone in Wandsworth with the exact dob


1942 Apr 2 Death of Albert Edward Coates Birth 1896 Burial Woodlands Cemetery Gillingham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England