|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Port Pirie, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Margaret Coleman, Francis Street, Cork, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Port Pirie, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 30th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLEMAN John Francis|