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John Francis COLEMAN

Regimental number3470
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Coleman, Francis Street, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 April 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 30th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 23 January 1918. Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 1 February 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 23 June 1918 (Malaria MT; transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 June 1918; to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 June 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 28 June 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 1 July 1918; to Moascar Convalescent Depot, 17 July 1918; discharged to 3rd Training Regiment, 26 June 1918; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 5 August 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 1 September 1918; transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 September 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 4 September 1918 (malaria.); to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 5 September 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 5 September 1918 (malaria); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 4 October 1918; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 18 November 1918.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 7 May 1919 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty, 17 May 1919 (no further details recorded); rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 19 May 1919.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 May 1919; discharged to Central Training Depot, Moascar, 3 July 1919, and rejoined regiment same day.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 August 1919; discharged, 3 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLEMAN John Francis

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