War and Victory Pair to G/21595 Pte. S. Coe of the East Surrey Regiment D.O.W. 16/08/1917
Condition - G.E.F.
Sidney Coe was born in Camberwell, Surrey and enlisted into the 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment in London during 1916. The 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment was part of the 72nd Brigade of the 24th Division fighting on the Somme at this time. Pte. Coe first saw action at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, followed by the Battle of the Messines in June 1917.
The 9th Battalion's next action was in the Third Ypres Battle beginning on the 31st July, 1917 when the 9th took part in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Pte. Sidney Coe survived this battle, but was unfortunately a casualty at the Battle of Langemarck on 16th August, 1917. Here, the Battalion suffered very high losses and Sidney Coe was to die of his wounds on the same day aged 39 years. He is buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
The medal pair is sold with dark grey dog tag, copies of CWGC certificate and Soldiers Died in the Great War sheet showing that he died of wounds on 16/08/1917.