Frederick Wade Coles

Name Frederick Wade Coles
Corps Royal Engineers
Rank Sapper
Service No. 140866
Date/Place of Entry  
Date of death 1964

Frederick Wade Coles was born in 1879, the third of the nine children of Frederick Wade Coles senior and his wife Eliza Ann nee Aldwinckle. Frederick senior’s family had arrived in Cottingham from Glatton in Huntingdonshire during the 1840s; his father John farmed a few acres and was also the proprietor of a steam threshing machine. Eliza Ann was the second daughter of Bartholomew Aldwinckle, a farmer of Church Street who fell on hard times in the1850s. She was thus aunt to John Bartholomew Aldwinckle and five other Aldwinckles who served during the war.

Frederick Wade junior was working in the coalmines at Mancetter, Warwickshire in 1901. He returned to Cottingham in 1904 to marry Maria Jones. She was a daughter of Frederick Jones, a sawyer working on the Palmer estate at East Carlton who committed suicide when she was four years old. He drowned himself in a water tub outside his house having suffered from mental illness for some time, thereby leaving his wife Maria to care for eight children, the youngest only a few months old. (They were neighbours of my ancestor¬† Frances Horsley, who had a heart attack and died in Maria’s arms in 1892.)

Frederick Wade and Maria went to live in Stockingford near Nuneaton where he continued to work in the mines. Their two children were born in 1905 and 1910. During the war he served in the Royal Engineers but there is no surviving service record to show details. He died in 1964 in the Nuneaton district.

For an account of the historic extended Aldwinckle family see John Bartholomew Aldwinckle. The following list gives the names of all known servicemen who were descended from Aldwinckles living Cottingham and Middleton in the nineteenth century.

(I also have information on a further five servicemen descended from the Aldwinckle family of Drayton in Leicestershire whose ancestors moved there from Cottingham in the eighteenth century. They are Ernest Aldwinckle, George Harry Aldwinckle, William Harold Aldwinckle, Herbert Aldwinckle and William James Aldwinckle. Please contact me <> if you would like to know more.)

Servicemen descended from Thomas Aldwinckle (1816-1899):
William Augustus Aldwinckle, Ralph Aldwinckle and Ernest Henry Aldwinckle.

Servicemen descended from Henry Aldwinckle (1770-1842):
John Bartholomew Aldwinckle, Charles Henry Aldwinckle, Arthur Edwin Aldwinckle, Frederick Wade Coles, Albert Edward Aldwinckle, Archibald Aldwinckle, Frank Aldwinckle, Harry Aldwinckle, William John Aldwinckle,  Harry Aldwinckle, George Robert Aldwinckle, Thomas Aldwinckle and Walter Aldwinckle.

Servicemen descended from William Aldwinckle (1807-1891):
Bartle Essex Aldwinckle, Charles Reginald Burdett, Alfred Norman Burdett and William Edward Burdett.

Servicemen descended from John Aldwinckle (1817-1884):
John Aldwinckle, Percy Aldwinckle, Henry Aldwinckle and Bernard Aldwinckle.