War Grave – Harry Coe
Harry was born in 1897 in Crosland Moor but by 1911 had moved to Shelley. Like his father he was a textile worker. He worked as a “beamer” and was responsible for carrying beams of yarn to the looms.
Harry was in the 8th (Service) Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment which was involved in much fighting on the Western Front in 1918. Battles included The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Bailleul, The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Battle of the Aisne, The Battle of the Selle. Harry was injured in one of these and died later of his wounds.