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41530   Private Joseph Coulter M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/12/1893
Died: 07/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Joseph Coulter was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Coulter of Mullaghfad, Cooneen, Fivemiletown. He was born in Fivemiletown about 1894. The 1901 census records Joseph as 7 years old. The family is living at Mullaghfad, Fermanagh. Thomas Coulter is a farmer. The 1911 census records Joseph as 17 years old. He is working on his fatherís farm. He is still living with the family at Mullaghfad, Fermanagh. Joseph Coulter enlisted in Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone. Private Joseph Coulter was previously with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron), Service No. 150, and 2nd Regiment of the North Irish Horse before joining the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private Joseph Coulter was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium. The exact date of death is unknown but he died between 1 and 7 October 1918. He was 24. Private Joseph Coulter was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
  Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave IV-B-12
CWGC Casualty 162782
Dadizeele New British Cemetery is located 16 km east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg, connecting Ieper to Menen via Geluwe. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and then right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main crossroads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 12 km along the N8 lies the village of Geluwe and the left hand turning onto the Nieuwstraat (later called Derdeansiersstraat, towards Dadizele). 5 km along this road lies the village of Dadizele. The cemetery is located 100 metres after the left hand turning at the junction with Geluwestraat and Beselarestraat, in the village of Dadizele.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 72
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1 1901 Census lists Coulter family Lists Joseph as age 7 living with the family at house 2 in Mullaghfad, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Coulter family Lists Joseph as age 17 living with the family at house 5 in Mullaghfad, Fermanagh
3 Photo of Private Joseph Coulter M.M.
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Joseph Coulter M.M.
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here
7 North Irish Horse Photo of Joseph Coulter's gravestone
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Coulter's gravestone can be purchased here
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