Bertram Coates

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Bertram Coates

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London office

Died: 31 March 1917

Bertram Noel Coates was born on 23 November 1889, the son of Herbert Coates, a solicitor, and his wife Florence. In April 1906, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Chipping Sodbury branch. He moved to Dursley branch as a clerk in December 1910, and to London office in April 1912.

In January 1917 Coates was mobilised for military service as a Private in the London Regiment. Early in March 1917, while training in England, he contracted measles. He died at home several weeks later, on 31 March 1917, of complications arising from measles. He was 27 years old and left a widow, Mary Isabel, whom he had married in 1914, and a baby daughter, Eileen Noel, born in February 1916.

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