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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Charles Coy was the eldest son of John and Eliza Coy. John Coy and Eliza Woods were married on 17th January 1880 in the district of Cookstown.
Charles Coy was born on 3rd April 1881 in the Moneymore area. He was the eldest of five children, four surviving.
Family: John Coy, Eliza Coy, Charles Coy (born 3rd April 1881), Margaret Jane Coy (born 8th March 1883), Ellen Elizabeth Coy (born 9th March 1885), Mary Coy (born 28th February 1888, died 7th March 1888), Joseph Maurice Coy (born 12th September 1890).
The 1901 census does not list Charles as living with the family at house 7 in Rossmore, Lissan Upper, County Londonderry. They were a farming family.
The 1911 census does not list Charles as living with the family at house 2 in Rossmore, Lissan Upper. They were a farming family.
Charles Coy enlisted in Lancaster, England.
Medal card
Private Charles Coy served with the Royal Lancaster Regiment for a time. He had the service no. 202447.
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.
Private Charles Coy is buried at Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
Private Charles Coy is listed in the Diamond War Memorial. He is both listed as being both born and living in Londonderry. This may however a reference to the county.
The CWGC record Private Charles Coy as the son of John and Eliza Coy of Rossmore, Cookstown, County Derry.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Rossmore, Lissan Lissan Census listings in Rossmore 54.679971 -6.750023
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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 2010-2020