For having, on the 29th March 1855, thrown a lighted shell, that fell into the trench, over the parapet.
For having, on the 18th June 1855, after the regiment had retired into the trenches from an assault on the redan, gone out into open ground, under heavy fire, in broad daylight, and brought in wounded soldiers outside the trenches.
Coffey survived the war and after further military experience, he died on 13 July 1875
There is no known picture of William Coffee.
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The grave was cleaned with D2 BioSolution utilising brushes. The solution will ehance the grave over time.
The ribbons on/beside the grave have been placed on all military graves at Spital Cemetery.