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07/07/2021 Edward was born about 1889 in the Fivemiletown area.
07/07/2021 Edward Coulter was the son of Eliza Coulter.
07/07/2021 There is much confusion over Edward’s early life and family. It has not been possible to definitely state his exact family.
07/07/2021 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.
07/07/2021 Gunner Kane is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery
07/07/2021 Gunner Edward Kane is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
07/07/2021 Gunner Edward Kane is also commemorated on Enniskillen War Memorial as Corporal Edward K Coulter.
07/07/2021 Gunner Edward Kane arrived in France with the Royal Field Artillery on 15th January 1915.
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30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Gunner Edward Kane as the son of Eliza Coulter, of Tatnafree, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 It seems that Edward Coulter adopted his great-grandmother's name on enlisting. Hence he is now described as Edward Kane.
30/12/2015 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.
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