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235386   Private Charles Coy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/04/1881
Died: 03/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery
  Bucquoy, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave A-2
CWGC Casualty 590860
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Coy family 1901 census does not list Charles at house 7 in Rossmore, Lissan Upper, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Coy family 1911 census does not list Charles at house 2 in Rossmore, Lissan Upper, Londonderry
3 Diamond War Memorial Project Age 36, enlisted in Lancaster
4 Lancaster War Memorials Not listed on any of Lancaster's War Memorial
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Charles Coy can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023