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2nd KOSB - Egypt

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: 2nd KOSB - Egypt Reply with quote

The memorial is in Grayfriars church, Dumfries. This church is no longer in use. It is the Regimental church for KOSB and also contains laid-up colours.

The memorial is not listed on UKNIWM.

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colonel John Talbot Coke's grandsons, Major John Sacheverell A'Deane Coke and Major Edward Fitzgerald D'Ewes Coke were both killed in the Netherlands in 1944. John while serving with the 7th (Airborne) KOSB and Edward while attached to 6th KOSB.
They were the sons of Brigadier-General Edward Sacheverell D'Ewes Coke, C.M.G., D.S.O. and they both are buried (at the family's request) in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 6th and 7th battalions of KOSB were both involved in Market Garden, one as airborne landings and the other in the ground advance. I wonder if any other regiment had the same involvement.

Did the Cokes have a connection to Scotland other than through the KOSB?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a look through some Census Returns:

The 1891 lists Dublin as Edward Fitzgerald D'Ewes Coke's place of birth.

Not seeing John Sacheverell A'Deane Coke yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John was born c.1911 in Belfast.
If you "Google" their father's name you get some interesting stuff related to a shooting, involving troops of the KOSB, in Batchelors Walk in Dublin prior to the 1916 events.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now on the WMR (ex UKNIWM)- memorial 71605
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