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Private B Coates

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 10th October 1917

W H Breare letter

On the same day (Wednesday) Private B Coates came in to thank me for the papers and to notify his change of address. He has been transferred from the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion, and is of 9 Platoon, C Company. Coates has had fourteen months of fighting and sixteen months out. He has been doing railway repairing on the Ypres front, before that at Vimy Ridge, and is a son of Mr & Mrs Coates, of Toronto, Canada, where his parents now are. They lived 46 years in Harrogate. Coates is a smart little chap full of that Canadian amiability and strength which our sons across the seas have in such liberal measure.

 

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