Regimental number6547
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLargs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Coleman, Sefton Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Enlistment date8 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6547A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Framerville on 11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the attack East of FRAMERVILLE, near AMIENS, on the morning of the 11th August 1918, these two signallers [COLEMAN and 3095 Patrick John FOGARTY] passed through a gap in the line during the mist, and came upon an enemy strong point while carrying their rifles slung. They at once dropped their signalling gear and attacked the post. capturing 12 prisoners and 4 machine guns. After handing over their prisoners, they returned and completed the task upon which they set out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal