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17462   Rifleman William Coleman
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Coleman was born in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. William Coleman enlisted in Comber, County Down. Rifleman William Coleman was serving with the 13th Battalion of Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France in 16 August 1917. Rifleman William Coleman is also commemorated on Comber War Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave V-H-14
CWGC Casualty 462327
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 1901 Census lists William Coleman Lists William as age 10, living at the Olivet Boarding School in Ballygowan. County Down
2 1911 Census lists William Coleman Lists William as age 20, living at house 2 in Ballyloughan, Comber, Down
3 Photo of Rifleman William Coleman's grave
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists William Coleman from Aughnacloy
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 North Down & Ards War Dead Photo of Comber War Memorial WW1 Plaque
7 North Down & Ards War Dead Details of Rifleman William Coleman
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023