ARTHUR COLEMAN

 

Born: 1885, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd April 1917; age 32; KiA.

Residence: 73, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 200834

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 3117, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Mrs A. Foreman; husband of Elizabeth Coleman.

 

Uncle to EDWARD ALAN MURRAY.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   23, Castle Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 7 years old and living with his mother. They were visitors to 46 year old, Laundress, Hannah Parnell.

Amy Coleman, 27, a Domestic Servant, born Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

 

1901   11, Blackhorse Square, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 16 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his mother, step father & step siblings.

Arthur Foreman, 30, a General Labourer, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Amy, 37.

Frederick James Foreman, 9, born Ipswich.

Alice Foreman, 7, born Ipswich.

Bertie Charles Foreman, 4, born Ipswich.

Edith May Foreman, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1911   99, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 26, years old, a Carman – Wine Merchant. He was married and Head of the Household.

Elizabeth, 24.

 

In 1909, Risbridge, Suffolk, Arthur married Elizabeth Packard, born April 1886, Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk.

They had 1 daughter:

Amy C. E. Coleman, born 1914, Ipswich – died 1915, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Coleman – widow.

23rd April Second Battle of the Scarpe

“Zero Hour 4.45 a.m. troops attack on a nine mile front.

4th Battalion the Suffolk’s make a frontal attack on the Hindenburg line.

“The maze of communication trenches between the front and support line , which it was impossible to guard or even watch, afforded the enemy excellent cover during his advance.”

4th Battalion “the enemy counter-attacked vigorously. Two companies being unsupported on their flanks were compelled to fall back.”

350 casualties

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

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