Alfred George Coggins

Surname: Coggins
Other names: Alfred George
Other people in this story:
Charles William Coggins
Annie Maria Coggins (nee Rose)
Elizabeth Davies
Edwin Charles Coggins
Walter James Coggins
Reginald Percy Coggins
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Winterslow, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Barnes, Surrey
Chester, Cheshire
Cheam, Surrey
London, SW20

Alfred George Coggins was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 21 Nov 1899 and baptised there on 4 Mar 1900 the son of Charles William Coggins, a Police Constable, and Annie Maria Coggins (nee Rose).  He lived his early life at 17 Knoyle Street, East Knoyle until by 1911 his father had been posted to Middle Winterslow, Wiltshire.   He enlisted on 1 Feb 1918 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as an Aircraftsman Class 2 (Service No. 249038).  He served in France and Flanders post Armistice from 15 Mar 1919.  He was discharged on 26 May 1921 and awarded the British War Medal only.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 11 Earl Road, Barnes, Surrey, still single and working as a Lorry Driver.  He married Elizabeth Davies in Chester, Cheshire, during 1955.  He had moved to Cheam at some time living at 147 Sandy Lane, Cheam, Surrey.  He died at the Atkinson Morley Hospital, London, SW20, on 13 Jan 1962.  His brothers, Edwin Charles Coggins, Walter James Coggins and Reginald Percy Coggins, also served in the conflict.


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