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William Henry COLMAN

Regimental number26515
Place of birthFolkestone, Kent, England
SchoolFolkestone Grammar School, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCustoms clerk
Address'Asia', Collingwood Street, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs L E Colman, 'Asia', Collingwood Street, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 19
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death25 September 1917
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 7), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Lily Elizabeth COLMAN, 'Asia', Collingwood Street, Manly, New South Wales. Native of Folkestone, Kent, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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