COAST Nathaniel

Category: Military
Rank: Sapper
Regiment or Ship: Royal Engineers
Service Number(s): 177495; WR/256883
Occupation: Carpenter and Joiner
Date of Birth: 1881
Place of Birth: Throwley, Kent
Date of Death: 11.12.1945
Place of Death: Battle registration areaAddress: “Rochester”, 13 St. James’ Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          Nathaniel Coast (18455-1901) and Ellen Coast, nee Theobalds (1844-1901).

On 2nd June 1906 Nathaniel married Julia Hoad (1881-1948) in Bexhill on Sea.  They had four children:-  Nathaniel James (1908-1974), Olive Grace (1909-1954), Julia Ruth (1911-2004), and Percy Jabez (1916-2002).

When Nathaniel died on 11th December 1945 he was living at 14 Havelock Road, Bexhill on Sea.  He left an estate of £2156-18s-10d to Julia Coast, widow, and Nathaniel James Coast, builder’s merchant’s clerk.

First World War Experience

Nathaniel enlisted on 5th January 1916 when he was 35 years and 4 months old.  He was 5’ 11” tall with a chest measurement of 38 – expansion 2½”.  He was a member of the Church of England.

He was in the France Theatre of War and was demobbed on 16th June 1919 after which he was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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