Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 12th April 1918; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 58, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 27469

Regiment: Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 38456, Rifle Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Strand Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Alice Coleman, of 58, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.




1901   47, Bath Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 2 years old and living with his parents, brothers and paternal uncle.

John Coleman, 34, a Road Labourer – Corporation, born Barham, Suffolk.

Alice Coleman (nee Vince), 27, born Burstall, Suffolk.

John Edgar Coleman, 6, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Charles Thomas Coleman, 3, born Ipswich.

George Coleman, 17, a Stable Groom, born Ipswich.


1911   58, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 44, a General Labourer – Urban Sanitary Authority.

Alice, 37.

John, 16, a Packer – Printing Works.

Charles, 13, an Errand Boy – Printing Works.

Florence Caroline Coleman, 1, born Ipswich.


Alfred’s medals were sent to his family on the 13th January 1922.

Alfred is also remembered SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL ww1 Memorial, Ipswich.Burlington Baptist Church, Memorial. London Road.


Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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