Joseph Coffey

Joseph was born in 1920 in Newcastle-on-Tyne to parents Robert and Elizabeth Ann Coffey, of Newburn-on-Tyne, Northumberland.

He was a Fusilier in the British Army with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers -4th Battalion. Service Number: 4273306

He had three brothers and four sisters – my Grandmother Frances being one of them. 

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Joseph was caught up in the Battle of Arras on 21 May 1940 as the German Panzers began to advance down the Somme towards the English Channel.

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