Pottawattamie County

Pvt. Ernest D. Coad

Died 22 Nov 1944


Coad Reported Missing in Action

Mrs. George Tinley, 126 South Ninth street, received word Sunday that her son-in-law, Ernest D. Coad, had been reported missing since Nov. 22.

He was reported missing one day after receiving his assignment to the 1st army.

Overseas since July, his wife, the former Elizabeth Tinley and three daughters, Jane, Susan and Constance, are making their home at Berkeley, Calif.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, November 16, 1944, Page 6


Return Bodies of Eight Vets
Three From Bluffs Included in Group

Eight southwest Iowans, including three from Council Bluffs, are among the war dead being returned to the United States aboard the USS Joseph V. Connolly, the Associated Press reported Saturday from Washington, D. C.

The army revealed most of the bodies were returned from Henri Chappelle cemetery, Eupen, Belgium. Some of them were returned from Argentina, Newfoundland, central assembly point for the dead from Iceland and Newfoundland.

The Council Bluffs’ dead are:

Pvt. Ernest D. Coad – next of kin, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Coad, 902 Second avenue. Killed at Aachen, Germany, Nov. 22, 1944.

Cpl. Dale L. Morgan – Mrs. Bernice Porter, 705 South Twelfth street. Killed in action with 1st army in Germany on Dec. 1, 1944.

Pfc. Robert G. Rohrberg – Mrs. Mary E. Elmore, 2000 Eleventh street. Killed in action in Germany, Feb. 23, 1945.

Other southwest Iowans are:

Pfc. Harry J. Dodson, route 1, Red Oak [Montgomery Co.].

Pvt. Melvin I. Ellison – Floyd Ellison, Woodbine [Harrison Co.].

Pvt. Elmer H. Madsen – Lars H. Madsen, route 1, Audubon [Audubon Co.]

Pvt. Stanley Mendenhall – Mrs. Charlene Mendenhall, Pisgah [Harrison Co.].

T/5 Richard D. Shafar – Fay L. Shafar, route 3, Bedford [Taylor Co.].

All of the bodies are being sent to the Kansas City, Mo., quartermasters depot regional distribution center.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, October 26, 1947, Page 19


Funeral Rites for Pvt. Coad
Body to Arrive Here on Tuesday

Funeral service for Pvt. Ernest D. Coad, 31, killed in action near Aachen, Germany, on Nov. 22, 1944, will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at St. Francis church. His body is expected here Tuesday afternoon.

Msgr. J. P. Danahey will officiate, with burial at St. Joseph’s cemetery.

Knights of Columbus will recited the rosary Tuesday at 8 p. m. at Cutler’s funeral home.

A native of Nebraska, Pvt. Coad made his home in Omaha prior to the war. He was a member of St. Mary Magdelene Catholic church at Berkley, Calif.

Survivors are: widow, Elizabeth Tinley Coad of Council Bluffs; three daughters, Jane, Susan and Constance, all at home; and two sisters, Mrs. George Wigert and Mrs. C. A. Jeffrey.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, November 16, 1947, Page 3