John S.A. Coke, Maj.
Personal information
Age 33
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Brigadier-General E. S. D'Ewes Coke, C.M.G., D.S.O. and of Helen Maud Coke (nee A'Deane), Kensington, London, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 52602
Rank Maj.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Head Quarters
Unit / Group 1st Airlanding Brigade 7th Galloway Battalion
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches
Death information
Died when 18-11-1944
Died where Ede
Spot Near the River Rhine
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 23-B-17
Graves overview
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Maj. Coke was killed during the second attempt to cross the river Rhine during Operation 'Pegasus 2'. Photo below: early grave of Maj. Coke on the Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Nearby (row 21 grave C.20) his brother Maj.Edward.F.D.Coke of the Sherwood Foresters,attended to the 6 th Bn.The King's Own Scottish Borders is burried. This was a special request of the Coke family. Maj E.Coke was killed the 27 of September about 70 Km. south of Oosterbeek near the town of St.Oedenrode.

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John S.A. Coke, Maj.
Personal information
Age 33
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Brigadier-General E. S. D'Ewes Coke, C.M.G., D.S.O. and of Helen Maud Coke (nee A'Deane), Kensington, London, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 52602
Rank Maj.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Head Quarters
Unit / Group 1st Airlanding Brigade 7th Galloway Battalion
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches
Death information
Died when 18-11-1944
Died where Ede
Spot Near the River Rhine
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 23-B-17
Graves overview
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Maj. Coke was killed during the second attempt to cross the river Rhine during Operation 'Pegasus 2'. Photo below: early grave of Maj. Coke on the Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Nearby (row 21 grave C.20) his brother Maj.Edward.F.D.Coke of the Sherwood Foresters,attended to the 6 th Bn.The King's Own Scottish Borders is burried. This was a special request of the Coke family. Maj E.Coke was killed the 27 of September about 70 Km. south of Oosterbeek near the town of St.Oedenrode.

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