Coster, E A
EDWARD ALFRED COSTER
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 70 to 72.
He enlisted in St Alban’s, Herts, and was formerly Private 8291 Royal Fusiliers and Private 374241 London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Edward in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 November 1918.
Son of Edward and Eva (nee WARNER) COSTER; husband of Mary Ann (nee WILSON) COSTER of St Alban’s.
Edward Alfred WARNER was born 1887 in St Alban’s, and baptised 26 June 1887 at St Peter’s, St Alban’s. He married in the St Alban’s district. Mary never remarried, and died 1979 in the St Alban’s district aged 92.
His parents married 2 October 1887 at St Peter’s, St Alban’s. Edward died 21 December 1941 in Watford aged 76; Eva died 17 February 1955 in Bricket Wood, Herts, aged 88.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in St Alban’s, with his WARNER grandparents. On the 1901 Census, an errand boy aged 14, he still lived in St Alban’s, with his grandparents. On the 1911 Census, a postman aged 24, he still lived in St Alban’s, with his grandparents.
Date of death25/10/1918
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesHis brothers: Harry died 19 February 1917; George died 16 June 1917; Bertie died 6 February 1918; and also feature on this Roll of Honour
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)