James Hugh Coles DSO

Memorial: Hambrook - Whiteshill Common

Regiment: East Yorkshire

Medals: British War Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lieutenant Colonel DSO

Parents: Williamina Beatrice and Hugh Thomas Coles

Home address: Lyntonfield House, Winterbourne, Bristol

Date of birth: 1884

Place of birth: Frenchay, Bristol

Date of death: 24/04/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 47 to 48)

Further information:

James Hugh Coles served with the 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 24 April 1918

Gallantry Awards: Distinguished Service Order - Mentioned in Despatches

Gazette issue 30813, 23/07/1918. Distinguished Service Order; For conspicuous gallantry and devotion while commanding his battalion during several days of severe fighting. By his remarkable coolness and courage in face of the most difficult circumstances, he was enabled to extricate his battalion on at least two occasions when practically surrounded. His fine qualities of leadership and devotion to duty greatly inspired all ranks under him

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Forces War Records and CWGC