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Herbert Leonard Coleman

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Coleman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22778 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Te RotiTaranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Coleman (mother), Inglewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Unknown Marital Status AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22778 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • 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



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24 April 2018Fleur Marita RoseanneAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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