COATES, William John Lewis

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn.
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5051813
Died : 
Monday, November 30, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private William Coates died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 
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