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William Ernest COLEMAN

Regimental number3036
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
AddressMcDonald Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.4
Height5' 9"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Coleman, McDonald Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Discharge date19 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Melbourne, 19 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLEMAN William Ernest

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