Born: 1925, Ipswich.

Died: 13th June 1944; age: 18 – Normandy.

Residence: 40, Ashley Street, Ipswich.

Employed: at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 14427990.

Regiment: Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own), 1st Battalion Infantry.


Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Panel 17, Column 3.

Bayeux War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs J.W. Coleman, of Ipswich.


Father: James William Coleman, born 1900, Ipswich.

Mother: Lilian Frances Alice Coleman (nee Clubbe), born July 1900, Ipswich.




Frank was living with his mother, siblings & paternal uncle at their family home – 40, Ashley Street, Ipswich.

Lily Coleman, unpaid Domestic Duties.

James William Coleman, an Apprentice Typograph – Compositor, born July 1921, Ipswich.

Frederick C. Coleman, born 1923, Ipswich.

Robert George Coleman, born December 1926, Ipswich.

Lilian Anne K. Coleman, born August 1930, Ipswich.

Molly Christina Coleman, born December 1935, Ipswich.

Robert Arthur Coleman, a Grist Miller – Cattle Food, born December 1907, Ipswich.


Frank is also remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich

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