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7730   Sergeant Thomas Coleman M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 88th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Died: 06/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
Thomas Coleman was born in Carnteel, County Tyrone. In 1914 he was living in Hamilton, Scotland and joined the Army at Holytown, Lanarkshire. His first regiment was the Gordon Highlanders. He then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps In May 1917 Coleman was mentioned in dispatches. In July 1917 Sergeant Coleman was awarded the Military Medal. On 6 November 1917 Sergeant Coleman was killed at Passchendaele in the attack on the Polderhoek Chateau. It is believed that Sergeant Coleman was killed in command of the machine gun that was destroyed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave LVII-E-33.
CWGC Casualty 462326
Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332)
References and Links
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1 DNW auctions Lot 1048 - 24/06/09 Thomas Coleman's Military Medal at auction. Sold for 360
2 Photo of Sergeant Thomas Coleman's grave
3 Holytown War Memorial Includes memorial photo and details of Thomas Coleman
4 Holytown, North Lanarkshire Thomas Coleman M.M. listed on the Memorial as being with the 10th Gordon Highlanders
5 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Thomas Coleman from 'Carntree'
6 London Gazette - 17/07/1917 Supplement: 30188 Page: 7277 - Military Medal
7 London Gazette - 25/05/1917 Supplement: 30093 Page: 5168 - Mentioned in Despatches
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
9 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - MID
10 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - MID
11 National Archives UK Mitiary Medal Card can be purchased here
12 Scottish Mining Website Thomas Coleman listed on Holytown War Memorial
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