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Herbert Napier Coleman

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Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Napier AWMM
  • Surname
    Coleman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    36739 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1885 AWMM AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Blanche Mary Coleman (wife), Waititirau, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 July 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    36739 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 September 1916 AWMM Sheep farmer AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Henry Coleman and Hannah Coleman, of Waititirau, Napier.

    Husband of Blanche Mary Coleman (nee Swinburn). Father of Violet Napier Coleman (b 1911), James Herbert Coleman (b 1913) and Lloyd Watt Coleman (72585) kia 1942.

    Gained commission (from the ranks) as Second Lieutenant on 14 July 1917 (Studholme 1928).

    "Killed in action on April 13th, 1918, came here in 1896. He enlisted in the 24th Reinforcements, and after gaining his commission was transferred to the 28th, with whom he left in July, 1917. He was in hospital in November, which kept him in England until the middle of March. He then left for France, joining the Canterbury Regiment, being killed just a month later. After leaving School he went to Jesus College, Cambridge, and on his return here took up sheep farming in the Hastings district. He was buried on the second Sunday after Easter at Beaucart, just behind the hospital." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    13 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM F.21. AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      69: 11 AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 83. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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