9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
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.)
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.