Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph


Born: 1892, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Died: 11th November 1915; age 23; KiA.

Residence: York Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th July 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4720

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1915 Star.


Body exhumed from La Basse Ville German Cemetery, Warneton, identified by a cross on German grave No. 91 and the clothing, and then reburied.

Grave Reference:


Norfolk Cemetery,

Becordel – Becourt,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Coleman, of 34, York Road, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.




1901   65, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 8 years old and living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

Robert Coleman, 50, a Traction Engine Driver, born Offton, Suffolk.

Sophia Ellen Coleman (nee Betts), 47, a Laundress, born Somersham, Suffolk.

Robert Frank Coleman, 15, a Sack Factory, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Henry Coleman, 13, born Bramford.

Arthur Coleman, 10, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Laura Jane Coleman, 4, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Sarah Smith (nee Coleman), 25, a Laundress, born Somersham.

George Smith, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   127, Wallace Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 19 years old, a Baker – Bakery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 55, a Traction Engine Driver – Brickmaker.

Sophia, 54.

Henry, 22, a Brickmaker’s Labourer.

Arthur, 21, a Brickmaker’s Labourer.

Laura, 14.


Percy’s mother Sophia, Ellen Coleman died 1918, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Coleman – father.


East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion:

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