COATES, William John Lewis
North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn.
Monday, November 30, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Pte. Coates was killed during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur. (Source: The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.)
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