Charles Coulston

Charles Coulston

Birth 1890 Death 27th Apr 1916 Pte
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Service #0937

Personal Details

Place of Birth Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment Cleator Moor
Residence (Roll of Honour) no 5 Hut , Bransty , Whitehaven
Residence 1911 Census Ghorpuri Barracks Poona India, Overseas military,
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Soldier
Place of Work Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Henry Edward & Ann Coulston
Siblings William , Robert , Elizabeth , Henry , William
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The 1914-15 Star
The 1914-15 Star
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Battalion at Enlistment 2nd
Rank at Enlistment Pte
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 9837
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment Workington
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts 2nd Loyal North Lancashires mobilised at Bangalore in India and was the only British unit in an Indian Army expedition against German East Africa (now Tanzania).For the next two years the Loyal North Lancashires fought a small-scale bush war on the frontier between Kenya and German East Africa. As the only regular British battalion in theatre, the 2nd Loyals were the backbone of the defence and, in addition to its usual infantry role, the battalion manned an improvised artillery battery and found mounted infantry and machine gun companies. The Loyals fought in many minor actions, including skirmishes around Lake Victoria and the operations which led to the capture, in March 1916, of the Kilimanjaro area. But tropical diseases took a heavy toll of the battalion and in December 1916 it was transferred to the healthier climate of Egypt.

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 26
Date of Death 27th Apr 1916
Regiment at Death Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Battalion/Vessel at Death 2nd
Rank at Death Pte
Circumstances of Death Died of Illness (blackwater fever)
Service Number at Death 0937
Field of Action at Death
Place of Death East Africa
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial NAIROBI SOUTH CEMETERY
Grave Position IV. C. 8
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link,-/
Grave/Memorial Country Kenya
Private Memorial


Notes Born at Cleator Moor
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