9919 Private Walter Coles of the 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on 25th September 1915, which was the First Day of the Battle of Loos. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
CWGC states that he was the 25 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Coles of Nags Head Cottages, Factory Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
Soldiers Died in the Great War states that he was born at Whittlesea and had enlisted at Northampton.
Some basic internet research reveals that he is also commemorated on the War Memorial at Whittlesey along with his two brothers, Herbert and Arthur Coles who also died during WW1.
A view along Market Street in Whittlesey, probably dating to the early 1960s.
Locals on Whittlesey Market Place preparing for a day trip to Hunstanton – date unknown.
Looking along Market Street in Whittlesey – date unknown.
Looking from the Market Square along Queen Street in Whittlesey around 1915 with what would today (2015) be the Nat West Bank building on the far left.
Fireman of the Whittlesey Urban District Council pictured in 1907 with their second-hand horse drawn Tilley Manual Fire Engine which originated from the POW Camp at Normans Cross. The horsepower was usually provided by a local farmer or sometimes even the local undertaker !
High Street, Whittlesey …… date unknown.
A Peterborough service 343 sitting alongside a Whittlesey Bus Service (WBS) Sentinel Saloon on Market place in Whittlesey.
The newly formed Whittlesea Fire Brigade on Delph Street, probably captured in the early 1900s.
An undated image of the Morton Fork, formerly the Hare & Hounds, on East Delph/Bassenhally Road in Whittlesey.