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Regimental number1941
Place of birthHempstead, Essex, England
SchoolNewport Grammar School, Newport, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Travers Colman, Winchlow Hall, Emstead, Saffron-Waldron, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6-11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death11 June 1917
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 21), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Thomas and Frances Eliza COLMAN. Native of Hempstead, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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