Herbert Leonard AWMM
Also known as
WWI 22778 AWMM
28 July 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Te Roti
, Taranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
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Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs E. Coleman (mother), Inglewood, New Zealand AWMM
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- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 6.5" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
140 lb AWMM
Attached to 2nd Army School, 2 March 1917; rejoined Bn from attachment, 1 April 1917.
Attached to Working Bn, 24 April 1917.
Found guilty, 25 April 1917, of being absent without leave: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Rejoined Bn from attachment, 4 May 1917.
Found guilty, 13 July 1917 of being out of bounds, and of drunkenness: forfeited 14 days' pay.
Admitted to St John?s Ambulance Brigade Hospital, 19 March 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin: severe); transferred to NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 5 April 1918; to Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 16 April 1918; discharged on leave, 8 May 1918, to report to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 23 May 1918. Erroneously reported absent without leave. Admitted to King George Hospital, Dublin, 16 May 1918 (tonsillitis); transferred to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 1 June 1918; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 3 July 1918; discharged on leave, 29 July 1918, to report to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 5 August 1918.
Found guilty, 9 August 1918, of being absent without leave: deprived of 2 days' pay, and forfeited further 2 days' pay.
Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, 10 August 1918; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 27 August 1918.
Found guilty, 19 October 1918, of being absent without leave: deprived of 1 day's pay, and forfeited a further 2 days' pay.
Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 22 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 9 November 1918.
Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, 1 December 1918 (influenza).
Commenced return to New Zealand on board 'Zealandic', 18 January 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active service), 14 March 1919.
Total war service: 3 years 36 days (of which 2 years 278 days were abroad). AWMM
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Herbert Leonard Coleman
In spite of the damning record published here, the family know that you served in one of the worst theatres of war on the Western Front at Passchendaele. You shared what it was like to look into the eyes of a German boy the same age as you and quietly and knowingly slip past each other to live another day, as a runner in the trenches. Your children and wife knew about the night terrors you suffered, and how this war affected the rest of your, and their lives. You served your country Grandad and we are grateful for the sacrifice that you made, when you left the family farm at age 15 to enlist - obviously not knowing what you were getting yourself in for. Grandad Coleman lies at Waitara Cemetery, WWI soldiers lawn where they bury heroes. Sorry you didn't play their game, and become colonial meat fodder, what, what.
Public - Fleur Marita Roseanne - Direct descendant - 24 April 2018
|24 April 2018||Fleur Marita Roseanne||Auckland, New Zealand||Direct descendant||
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