Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 15th July 1916; age 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 3390

Regiment; Suffolk Regiment, ‘A’ Coy, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & H. Coman, of 17, Handford Road, Ipswich.




1901   4, Gipping Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Coman, 36, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Harriet Coman (Potkins), 35, born Braintree, Essex.

Selina Elizabeth Coman, 13, born Ipswich.

Alice Minnie Coman, 10, born Ipswich.

Bertie John Coman, 4, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Cecila Coman, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   17, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 15 years old, a Factory Worker. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 45, a General Labourer.

Harriet, 44, a Charwomen.

Alice, 19, a Machinist at Laundry.

Bertie, 13.

Elizabeth, 11.

James William Coman, 9, born Ipswich.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Percy is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane

Suffolk Regiment, ‘A’ Coy, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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