5464/201949 Private STANLEY COATES.

4th Battalion., Yorkshire Regiment.

Killed in action on the 15th September 1916.

Born Halton, N Yorks. Enlisted at Stokesley.

Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Coates of Skelton in Cleveland.

The Thiepval Memorial.

1911. Stanley is living in Skelton. No address given. He is age 15 and working as a Grocer's Errand Boy.
He had been born at Halton, Yorks.
His Father, Thomas, aged 32, is a Woodman, Private Estate, presumably Skelton Castle.
He was born in Coneythorpe, Yorks.
His mother Mary Jane, age 32, was born in Catton, Yorks. She has had 2 children, both still living.
Stanley's brother Ernest is aged 5 and born in Flaxton, Yorks.

[Soldiers Died in the Great War gives his home at Nunthorpe, N Yorks. Born Whitkirk, Yorks and enlisted at Stokesley.]

The 4th Yorks Battalion were part of 150th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
Stanley was not awarded the 1914/15 Star and the date in 1916 when he joined the Battalion in France is not known.
He was killed in action in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, which commenced on the 15th September, the day of his death, and lasted until it was called off on the 22nd of that month.
Full details based on the Battalion War Diary can be read here.
Stanley has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, which bears over 72,000 names of Commonwealth soldiers.

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