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477183   Private Patrick George Coleman
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/09/1874
Died: 05/08/1916 (Died by accident)
Age: 41
Patrick Coleman was born 1st September 1874 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. Patrick was the son of James and Katherine Coleman, He was married to Ellen Coleman, of Derrygortreary, Dungannon and formerly of Drumay, Moy, County Tyrone about 1908. He had previously served 7 years with the Royal Irish Rifles and a further 2 years in reserve before emigrating to Canada where he worked as a labourer. He re-enlisted on 25th August 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Private Patrick George Coleman died of wounds on 5th August 1916
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VII. D. 25.
CWGC Casualty 432185
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Coleman family Lists "George", English born, living with Ellen at house 24 in Moygashel Town, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Patrick Coleman
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Patrick Coleman
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Patrick George Coleman's death
5 Photo of Private George Coleman's grave
6 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private P G Coleman including grave photo
7 Patrick Coleman Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (36 no.)
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Coleman's grave can be purchased here
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