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Charles Dedrick COLEMAN

Regimental number386
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolFaraday Street State School No. 112, Carlton, Victoria
Address205 Palmerston Street,Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.9
Height5' 4.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Coleman, 205 Palmerston Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets and two years in the 63rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 June 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death23
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Kate COLEMAN, 205 Palmerston Street, Carlton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, undated, of being absent without leave from Reveille, 18 January, to Reveille, 20 January 1916: awarded 4 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1916 (shell shock)and admitted to 1st Anzac Rest Station; transferred to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 August 1916; discharged to duty, 4 September 1916; rejoined 24th Bn, in the field, 7 September 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 November 1916 (septic foot), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 20 November 1916, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 November 1916 (injured foot, accidental); discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 17 December 1916; rejoined 24th Bn, in the field, 9 January 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 1 June 1918 (shell wound, right arm, left leg), and admitted to 4th London Field Ambulance, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 5 pm, 3 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Chas.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLEMAN Charles Dedrick
Red Cross File 0761111H

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