Birth: 4th May 1886, Ipswich.
Died: 24th January 1915; age 29; Died of Fever at the Prisoner of War camp – Gustrow, Mecklenburg, Germany.
Enlisted: 10th May 1906.
Date of Entry Therein: 20th August 1914.
Taken prisoner at Ypres – 4th November 1914.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 7512
Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1914 Star + Clasp.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert & Emily Coleman, of Ipswich; husband of Laura Baker (formerly Coleman), of 15, Ladysmith Road, Eltham, Kent.
1891 7, Handford Cut West, Ipswich.
William was 4 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Albert William Coleman, 28, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.
Emily Martha Coleman (nee Whitmore), 27, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.
Lilian Maud Coleman, 6, born Ipswich.
1901 4, Gibbons Street, Ipswich.
William was 14 years old, a Bricklayer’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & sisters.
Albert, 38, a Bricklayer.
Lillie, 16, a Tailoress.
Olive Blanche Coleman, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 66, Bouverie Road, West, Folkstone, Kent.
William was 24 years old, a Soldier, ranked Rifleman. He was a Domestic Valet to 33 year old, Army Captain Alexander Robert Leith & family. He was 1 of 5 servants – the Domestic Housemaid was 24 year old, Laura Harriet Holdstock.
On the 18th October 1913, at St. Luke’s Church, Woodside, South Norwood, South East London, 27 year old, William, a warehouseman, of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, married 26 year old, Laura Harriet Holdstock, of 19, Southcote Road, Woodside, born June 1887, Penge, Kent, daughter of James Holdstock, a Clerk.
They had 1 daughter:
Evelyn Laura Coleman, born July 1914, Selby, Yorkshire.
Soldiers’ Effects to Laura Harriet Coleman – widow.