Pte. Donald Francis COFFEY

Pte. Donald Francis COFFEY

Male 1893 - 1917  (24 years)

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  • Name Donald Francis COFFEY 
    Prefix Pte. 
    Born 4 Jul 1893  Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census-Household Member 1901  Westmeath Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attestation Papers 24 May 1916  Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    enlisted 
    Died 15 Aug 1917  Lens, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Letter Mar 1918  [7
    Letter from Roy Waters published in Renfrew Mercury, Mar 29, 1918 
    WWI service , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    905080, 194th Bn Canadian Infantry; 10th Bn Killed in Action 
    Occupation farmer 
    Buried Grenay, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Maroc British Cemetery
    Nord, France 
    Person ID I48196259  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2022 

    Father William Ross COFFEY,   b. 23 Jul 1858, Stafford Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1932, Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Harriet MCDONALD,   b. Abt 1862, Westmeath Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1900, Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1889  Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Alt. Marriage 7 Nov 1889  Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    Married:
    • #010793-89 (Renfrew Co): William CAFFEY (Coffey?), 81?, farmer, widower, S tafford twp., same, s/o James CAFFEY & Catherine ROSS, married Harrie tt R. MACANALED?, 29, widow, Westneath twp., Pembroke, d/o Donald McDONA LD & Mary Ann McLEOD, witn: Henry FERGUSON of Pembroke & Margaret McDONA LD of Westneath, 7 Nov 1889 at Pembroke
    Family ID F15889629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    FF-Trinity United Church Forester`s Falls Plaque honouring deceased members in WW1
    FF-Trinity United Church Forester`s Falls Plaque honouring deceased members in WW1
    Coffey, Pte. Donald Francis
    Coffey, Pte. Donald Francis
    Photograph from the website of Canadian Virtual War Memorial
    www.veterans.gc.ca/eng https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/522893?Donald%20Francis%20Coffey
    Westmeath War Memorial, Westmeath, Ontario
    Westmeath War Memorial, Westmeath, Ontario
    Photographed by Fay Bennett
    Westmeath War Memorial, Westmeath, Ontario (on the back)
    Westmeath War Memorial, Westmeath, Ontario (on the back)
    Photographed by Fay Bennett
    Beachburg War Memorial, Beachburg, Ontario
    Beachburg War Memorial, Beachburg, Ontario
    Photographed by Fay Bennett

    Documents
    FFHx-Forester's Falls War Memorial article
    FFHx-Forester's Falls War Memorial article
    The Cobden Sun, originally published June 24, 1920
    FFHx-War Memorial Tablet unveiled at Trinity United Church
    FFHx-War Memorial Tablet unveiled at Trinity United Church
    Newspaper clipping from the scrapbook of Harold Bennett, held at the Cobden Legion
    Coffey, Pte. Donald letter
    Coffey, Pte. Donald letter
    Newspaper clipping from the scrapbook collection of Lena Byce
    Letter about Pte. Donald F. Coffey
    Letter about Pte. Donald F. Coffey
    The Renfrew Mercury, Mar 29, 1918 posted on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial
    Coffey, Pte. Donald Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate
    Coffey, Pte. Donald Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/522893/d-f-coffey/

    Histories
    Coffey, Pte. Donald Francis WWI Summary
    Coffey, Pte. Donald Francis WWI Summary
    Compiled by Fay Bennett from sources listed

  • Notes  WWI service:
    • Killed in Action while taking part with his battalion in an attack on Hill 70, he was killed by enemy shell fire, just after 'jumping off' in "no Man's Land" at Lens

    Census-Household Member:
    • Role: Household Member

    Attestation Papers:
    • Age 22
      5' 6 1/2 "
      Ruddy complexion
      Grey eyes
      Brown hair

    Letter:
    • Letter addressed to Pte. Coffey's sister Hilda.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19335] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Westmeath Twp., - 1901, Automated Genealogy, (Index to 1901 Census of Canada with Digital Images, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/cache/index.html) (Reliability: 3).
      Donald is living with his grandfather, Donald V. McDonald in the 1901 census

    2. [S20210] Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 (Reliability: 3).
      Attestation Papers

    3. [S585985] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Westmeath Twp., - 1901, Automated Genealogy, (Index to 1901 Census of Canada with Digital Images, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/cache/index.html) (Reliability: 3).
      Donald is living with his grandfather, Donald V. McDonald in the 1901 census

    4. [S586860] Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 (Reliability: 3).
      Attestation Papers

    5. [S587324] Mil-Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War, Canada., (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx.).

    6. [S587314] Mil-WWI Personnel Records of the First World War, Canada., ( Library and Archives Canada . https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx.).

    7. [S587315] Mil-Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada, ((www.veterans.gc.ca/eng)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S20076] "Ontario Marriage Registrations online at Ancestry.com", FamilyTree.Com, (subscription www.ancestry.ca), 010793 Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S586726] "Ontario Marriage Registrations online at Ancestry.com", FamilyTree.Com, (subscription www.ancestry.ca), 010793 Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S586481] Renfrew County Marriages, 1876-1890, Lewis, Olga, (Sep 1998).