John Coleman

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 02.10.1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 175343
  • Rank: Bombardier
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 93rd Brigade, 'B' Battery
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 08.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 4 to 6 & 162

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 2 Rosefield Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Butcher
  • Mother:

    Johanna Coleman

  • Father:

    Patrick Coleman, 204 Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Coleman

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

John Coleman   175343   Royal Field Artillery


Intimation has been received by Mr P. Coleman, fruiter, 204 Blackness Road, Dundee, that his son, Bombardier John Coleman, R.F.A., had been killed in action on 8th October. Deceased who was 19 years of age, joined up on 2nd October of last year, and had been 6½ months at the front.  He was a butcher to trade, and served his apprenticeship with Mr David Webster, Blackness Road.  An officer writing to his parents says that “Bombardier Coleman was a gallant soldier and most courageous under the most trying conditions.  He was instantaneously killed at his gun.”

Dundee Courier 1st November 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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