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Edward Cohen

Born:
1895
Died:
12 Av 5677 (31 July 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COH1970
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1895

Death

Date of death:
12 Av 5677 (31 July 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Places

Addresses

Family home:
65 St Thomas' Road, Hackney (1911)
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Military Cross: Gazette Issue 30234, 14 August 1917

M.C. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to confer the Military Cross in recognition of conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. He led his platoon with great determination and skill, under heavy machine-gun fire, against enemy dug-outs, which he successfully bombed, taking prisoners and capturing the machine-gun. He has previously done very fine work.

Family

Siblings

Braham Cohen (male)
Louisa Cohen (female)

Parents

Father: Maurice Cohen (male)
Mother: Sara Alexander (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date discharged/death:
31 July 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Fusiliers
Battalion/unit:
12th Battalion
Campaigns:
Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres)
Medals:
Military Cross

Roll of Honour

E. (M.C.) COHEN, 01 August 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
31/07/1917
Age:
Regiment / service:
12th Bn., Royal Fusiliers
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Panel 6 and 8.
Additional information:

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