Edward Longden COLEMAN

Regimental number1613
Place of birthSandwich, Kent, England
SchoolSandwich School, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Beaucaire', Wooloowin, Railway Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMr F F Coleman, 'Beaucaire', Wooloowin, Railway Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery; Served in Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, Qld
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal, Mention in Despatches, Distinguished Conduct Medal

MID awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No.12 (27 January 1916).
Recommendation date: 5 May 1915

Military Cross

'Conspicuous courage and devotion to duty at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateDied of wounds 29 April 1918
Place of death or woundingUnknown
Age at death23.2
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialEbblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Zillah COLEMAN, 'Beaucaire', Railway Terrace, Wooloowin, Queensland. Native of Sandwich, Kent, England

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers.