Archer Coulson

Archer Coulson (1890 – 1916) lived at 3 Albert Street when he started at North School, but the family moved to 117 North Station Road by 1901 when Archer’s father George Archer worked as a local bailiff. At the end of 1901 Archer’s mother Emma died and by 1911 Archer, his father and several of his siblings were living with his sister Ethel and her husband, Henry Purslow at 78 Constantine Road.

Archer joined the Royal Field Artillery at Colchester, becoming a sergeant. He was killed in August 1916 and is buried at Bernafay Wood British Cemetery in France. At home he is also remembered on the roll of honour at St Mary at the Walls Church (now Colchester Arts Centre).

Sources:
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC