Edwin Charles Coggins

Surname: Coggins
Other names: Edwin Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles William Coggins
Annie Maria Coggins (nee Rose)
Grace Matilda Saddington
Walter James Coggins
Reginald Percy Coggins
Alfred George Coggins
Locations in this story:
Great Cheverell, Wiltshire
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Fulham. London
Hammersmith, London
Dagenham, Essex
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Edwin Charles Coggins was born in Great Cheverell, Wiltshire, on 2 Apr 1887 and baptised there on 8 May 1887 the son of Charles William Coggins, a Police Constable, and Annie Maria Coggins (nee Rose).   He lived his early life in Great Cheverell and 17 Knoyle Street, East Knoyle, Wiltshire,  By 1911 he had moved and was boarding in Fulham, London, working as a Coach Builder (Motor Buses).  He married Grace Matilda Saddington at St. Paul's Church, Hammersmith, London, on 11 Apr 1914.  He had enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/150112).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but by the time of his discharge had been promoted to Acting Corporal and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 48 Ford Road, Dagenham, Essex. working as a Carpenter and Joiner.  His death was registered in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, during 1977.   His brothers, Walter James Coggins, Reginald Percy Coggins and Alfred George Coggins, also served during the conflict.


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