Elliston at War - World War One



Pte. Edward Lewis Cole: Reg # 195


Edward Lewis Cole (1897-1916) enlisted in the Newfoundland Regiment on Aug. 28, 1914 (or pehaps Sept. 7, 1914) and was killed on June 28, 1916. Pte. Cole was one of the first 500 (The Blue Puttees) to go overseas.


He was the son of Edward James and Frances Jane (nee Oldford) Cole .


British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 26, 1915; Invalided to England, Nov. 24, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 28, 1916; Killed in action, Somme, June 28, 1916. Listed on the Beaumont Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial.


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