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Robert COLEMAN

Regimental number3701
Date of birth15 December 1897
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
SchoolPort Pirie and Pulteneny Street, Adelaide, Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address48 Westall Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G Coleman, 48 Westall Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 739 Corporal Samuel Joseph COLEMAN, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action (1) Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France; invalided to England; recovered and returned to duty; (2) Messines, Belgium; invalided to England.

Discharged, 16 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 November 1960

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