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Carl Robert Coulstring D/5049661 Private ā€œCā€ Company, 8th (Home Defence) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, British Army August 24, 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia April 1939 Unknown 21 Birmingham, England March 12, 1941 23 Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery, Cheshire, England Sec. 6 Grave H.3 Commemorated on page 27 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 25 Carl Robert Coulstring was the son of Arthur Alexander Coulstring (1895-1969) and Minnie May Zinck (1895-1986). Carl sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in April of 1939 and initially enlisted in The North Staffordshire Regiment of the British Army. After Dunkirk, he transferred to the Cheshire Regiment. Back in Halifax, Carl's younger brother Ken Coulstring married Clyde Reginald Cruickshanksā€™ younger sister Marie on December 12, 1939. Private Carl Robert Coulstring was killed March 12, 1941 during a Luftwaffe bombing raid on Merseyside, England age 23 when 'C' Company Headquarters in Wallasey was destroyed by direct hits from heavy bombs. Fourteen men of 'C' Company were killed. Over 600 civilians also lost their lives during this horrific raid.
Carl Robert Coulstring
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