Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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23/01/2021 Rifleman William Coleman arrived in France on 3rd October 1915.
23/01/2021 Rifleman William Coleman is commemorated on Comber War Memorial and on the WW1 Roll of Honour in Second Comber Presbyterian Church.
23/01/2021 Rifleman William Coleman is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium.
23/01/2021 Initially he had no known grave but in 1921 his body was found, exhumed and reinterred. His remains were identified by means of his identity disc.
23/01/2021 The 1911 census lists William as age 20, living at house 2 in Ballyloughan, Comber, Down. He was a farm servant, working for Joseph and Mary Berkeley.
23/01/2021 The 1901 census lists William as age 10, living at the Olivet Boarding School in Ballygowan. County Down. The home was an orphanage.
23/01/2021 William Coleman was born in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone about 1891. However, there does not seem to be a GRONI record of this.
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30/12/2015 Rifleman William Coleman was serving with the 13th Battalion of Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France in 16th August 1917.
30/12/2015 William Coleman enlisted in Comber, County Down.
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