CEF Soldier Detail

Corporal James Howard Coultes
Died: October 18, 1918

Regimental Number:
654491
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
47th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
East Wawanosh Township, Huron County, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Coultes, mother, Weston, Ontario.
Address at Enlistment:
Belgrave, Ontario
Date of Birth:
December 23, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Wingham, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
February 17, 1916
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
37 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Valenciennes
Date of Death:
October 18, 1918
Age at Death:
20
Buried at:
Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree, France
Plot:
E:12
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2047-2
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Corporal Canadian Infantry 47th Battalion
Corporal Canadian Infantry 161st Battalion
Arrived in England on November 11, 1916 aboard the SS Lapland. Transferred to the 47th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment.

CEF Burial Registers - "Killed in Action - about 11.00 a.m. on October 18th 1918, while his Battalion was on the outskirts of the village of Fressain, awaiting orders to advance the enemy began shelling. Most of his company were sheltering behind some haystacks, when two large calibre shells fell simultaneously not ten feet away, instantly killing Corporal Coultes."