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57996   Gunner Edward Kane (aka Coulter)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 24th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 24/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Edward Coulter was the son of Eliza Coulter. Edward was born about 1889 in Fivemiletown. There is much confusion over Edward’s early life and family. It has not been possible to definitely state his exact family. The 1901 census records Edward Coulter as age 11 living with the family at house 7 in Tattinfree, Cross, Fermanagh. His great-grandmother was living with the family. Her name was Ellen Kane. It seems that Edward Coulter adopted his great-grandmother’s name on enlisting. Hence he is now described as Edward Kane. Gunner Edward Kane was serving with the 24th Battery, 38th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) when he was killed in action in France on 24th Nov 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XII-B-22
CWGC Casualty 463430
Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332)
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 57
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Coulter family Lists Edward Coulter as age 11 living with the family at house 7 in Tattinfree, Cross, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Coulter family Does not list Edward as living with the family at house 7 in Agheeghter, Corralongford, Fermanagh
3 Photo of Gunner Edward Kane's grave
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Discussion on Edward Kane Coulter
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here (Kane)
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Edward Kane's headstone can be purchased here
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