William Austin COLEMAN

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COLEMAN, William Austin

Service Number: 517
Enlisted: 9 October 1915
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Mining Corps
Born: Boor's Plain, South Australia, 18 November 1874
Home Town: Norton Summit, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo Mines Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 10 July 1917, aged 42 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper
20 Feb 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 517, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 517, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 517, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
20 Feb 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 517, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
10 Jul 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 517
Date unknown: Wounded SN 517

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Son of George Coleman and Ellen Bray

Brother of Annie Golding and George Lionel Coleman

Husband of Emily Francis Acton, formerly McIntosh, nee Stevenson

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