Lieutenant HENRY GUY CHAPLIN COULSON of the Royal Marine Light Infantry died on 17 February 1917, aged 24. At the time of his death he was serving with the 1st Royal Marine Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. The London Gazette of 21 December 1915 announced that he had been commissioned as a temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the RMLI, having previously served in that unit as a private. The Royal Naval Division was formed in 1914 at Crystal Palace and originally comprised seamen reservists who were surplus to the requirements of the Navy’s ships. As the war progressed Marine and New Army battalions were added to the original sailors.
He is buried in Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial in St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.
He was born in Guildford, the son of Harry and Florence Ellen Coulson, of 64, Kirkdale, Sydenham. His brother Eric was killed on 30th April 1918.
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