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Frank Bernard COLEMAN

Regimental number3478
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressCotton Street, Sandgate, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 4"
Weight193 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Coleman, 2 Ordnance Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 November 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Brigdet COLEMAN
Discharge date14 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt

Attached to Headquarters, Australian Mounted Division, Kantara, 2 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Lowlands Field Ambulance, Romani, 27 September 1916 (debility); transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Kantara, 29 September 1916; to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 29 September 1916; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 7 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Ayrshire', 21 November 1916; disembarked Sydney, 30 December 1916, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: chronic nephritis and dilated action of the heart), Brisbane, 14 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death28 January 1934
Age at death63
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLEMAN Frank Bernard

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