Coles, Henry Taunton

Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: Canadian Engineers

Henry was born in London, England on February 9, 1871. He was living at the Engineers’ Training Camp Depot in Ottawa when he signed his Officers’ Declaration Paper in January of 1916. His wife, Elizabeth Minnie, and their three teenage children, Winnifred, Henry, and Phyllis, were living in Swansea, Wales at the time. Henry was gassed at some point during his time at the front. In 1919, he filed on land at SW 15-72-2-W6 and SE 16-72-2-W6. He proposed a plan for Grande Prairie’s Town Hall in 1919 and was Grande Prairie’s electrical inspector for a time.

Sources: Grande Prairie, Capitol of the Peace p. 135, 139; May 4 1920 p.1 c. 4