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.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Coleman – father.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich, and at Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.


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


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