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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Edward Coulter was the son of Eliza Coulter.
Edward was born about 1889 in the Fivemiletown area.
There is much confusion over Edward’s early life and family. It has not been possible to definitely state his exact family.
The 1911 census records that James and Elizabeth Coulter had been married 13 years. There is a marriage record for a Robert Coulter and Elizabeth Keane. They were married on 3rd January 1898 in the district of Fermanagh.
The 1901 census records Edward Coulter as age 11 living with the family at house 7 in Tattinfree, Cross, Fermanagh. The census gives his birthplace as Fermanagh. His father was a caretaker and his mother was a seamstress. His great-grandmother was living with the family. Her name was Ellen Kane.
The 1911 census records the family living in Agheeghter, Corralongford, County Fermanagh. Edward is not present. Interesting, it records that his mother and father have 5 of 8 children living.
It seems that Edward Coulter adopted his great-grandmother's name on enlisting. Hence he is now described as Edward Kane.
Medal card
Gunner Edward Kane arrived in France with the Royal Field Artillery on 15th January 1915.
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. He was 27 years old.
Gunner Kane is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery
Gunner Edward Kane is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
Gunner Edward Kane is also commemorated on Enniskillen War Memorial as Corporal Edward K Coulter.
The CWGC record Gunner Edward Kane as the son of Eliza Coulter, of Tatnafree, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tattinfree, Cross, Fermanagh Fivemiletown Census listing in Tattinfree, Cross 54.353955 -7.395229
2 Agheeghter, Corralongford Fivemiletown Census listing in Agheeghter, Corralongford 54.361358 -7.301159
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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 FindAGrave.com 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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