George Frederick COLEMAN


COLEMAN, George Frederick

Service Numbers: 1904B, 1904
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cooks Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 16 October 1896
Home Town: Cooks Hill, Newcastle West, New South Wales
Schooling: Cooks Hill Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Ironworker
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cook's Hill Superior Public School , Cooks Hill Life Saving & Surf Club War Memorial, Cooks Hill Lifesaving & Surf Club War Memorial, Cooks Hill St John's Honor Roll, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904B, 20th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1904, 20th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1904, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
24 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904, 18th Infantry Battalion, Right hand wound
9 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 18th Infantry Battalion
28 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 18th Infantry Battalion
20 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 1904B, 18th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mrs. Coleman, of 9 Tudor-street, Hamilton (late of Cook's Hill), has received a letter from the chaplain of the battalion, referrlng to the death of her son, Corporal G. F. Coleman. After offering the sympathy of the officers and men of the battalion, the chaplain says:--"Your son took part, with the battalion, in the very successful attack upon the Germans in North Belgium, and it was while the position, which had been won, was being consolidated, that your son was hit and killed before anything could be done for him. He had done good work on that day, and had all through proved himself an excellent soldier. He will be much missed in his company. He was buried close to where he fell, and we have arranged to erect a cross to mark his grave."