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William Francis COLEMAN

Regimental number1518
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolPlunkett Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address251 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catharine Coleman, 251 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death28
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row F, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Catherine COLEMAN. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Pte J.T. Coleman, 33rd Bn, killed Sailly-le-Sec July 1918; Sgt F.T. Coleman, 3rd Div HQ, mentioned in despatches 1918.

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