- Surnames starting with the letter C. 

William Henry Roy Addison Coates

Rank:Flying Officer (Nav)Number:73128
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:604 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Fighter Command
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Comm. Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1909 in the Haslingden R.D. - ref 8e/112, the
only child of William Robert Addison & Eleanor Anne Coates (nee Shaw).

1911 Census - Inveravon House, 42 Manchester Road, Haslingden, Lancashire. 
  Son - (listed as ROY Coates) aged: 2 - born: Haslingden, Lancashire.  
Head of household - William Coates - Married - aged: 34 - occ: Surgeon -
born: York, Yorkshire.   Also - Eleanor Coates - aged: 36 - born:
Manchester.  Plus 2 domestic servants.

B.A. Hons. (Manchester).

Author of two books:- "The stabilisation of exchanges" : (address to the
Manchester Country Conference of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries) by
Coates, William Henry Roy Addison. Published 1934    Classmark: HG/635

"Our money" by Coates, William Henry Roy Addison. Published 1937   
Classmark: HG/789

Gazetted Honorary Flight Lt. - 14/04/1939.

Commemorated on the Manchester University Memorial and Metro-Vickers Rugby
Union Football Club Memorial.

To provide night fighter cover for the D-Day invasion fleet and then for
the Normandy bridgehead, 604 Sqn was moved to A.8. Picauville, France on
the 6th August 1944.

Flying a Night Patrol, north of Paris in Mosquito NF.XIII - No. MM528, they
encountered a Ju88, but the a/c was hit by something and crashed.   The
pilot was thrown clear and survived but F/O. Coates was killed.

M.I. - "Most dearly loved only child of William & Eleanor Coates of
Haslingden, Lancashire".

See also the IN MEMORY website owned by Pierre Vandervelden -

Memorials found on:
Manchester University
Metro-Vickers R.U.F.C. (Sale)
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