Charles Coy was the eldest son of John and Eliza Coy. He was born in April 1881 in the Moneymore area. He was the eldest of five children. The family lived in Rossmore, Lissan. They were a farming family. Charles Coy enlisted in Lancaster, England. Private Charles Coy served with the Royal Lancaster Regiment for a time. Private Charles Coy was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 3rd April 1918. It was his 37th birthday.
Bucquoy is a village and commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 25 kilometres south of Arras. Visitors should follow the CWGC sign on the D919 in Bucquoy for 3 kilometres. Quesnoy Farm is a large farm in the open country between Bucquoy and Monchy-au-Bois and the cemetery is behind the farm house.