Richard Coates – Inscription

Birth: Unknown


Died: 12th November 1915


Place of Death: Albion Street 


Interred: West Hartlepool Cemetery which now forms part of North Cemetery


Date of Interment: 16th November 1915


Burial Plot: South East 492 C*C  (C=Plot Area. *C Denotes Consecrated Ground North Side of the upper smaller path)


Headstone: A headstone still exists, but  removed. It now lines the main upper path with many others, embedded in the tarmac


Position along the path: Right 45


Inscription is carved, good & reads: In loving memory of Richard beloved husband of Susannah Coates who died November 12th 1915 aged 62 Years. “Gone but not forgotten”. Also George their beloved and eldest son who died April 5th 1914 aged 38 years” There is sweet rest in heaven”, also Lizzie the beloved and youngest daughter & beloved wife of Robert Aukland who died June 3rd 1916″ He claimed me for his own”


Other evidence identifies: Thomas Coates died 10th August 1891

Sourced & Checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartlepool Cemetery Purchased Graves & Inscription Transcripts Durham Archive. Friends of North Cemetery Book of Interment South East 1890 – 1964 (Hartlepool Central  library) West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register Oct Aug 1913 – Nov 1991 microfiche 1056 Hartlepool Central Library (Now known as Community Hub Central)