COLEMAN Charles William Herbert
Regiment : 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion
Service number : 107172
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 26th March 1916 aged 21
Buried : Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave I. D. 8.
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Malvern News 29th April 1916:
Charles Coleman, formerly of Malvern, serving with the Canadian Contingent has been killed. His brother was wounded sometime ago.
Charles Coleman enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 8th December 1914 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. On his attestation form he gave his date of birth as 2nd March 1895 in Herefordshire, England, his occupation as a Carpenter and his next of kin as his stepfather, Frank Fear, Vernon, British Columbia. Charles was 5 feet 8 inches tall with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and curly brown hair.
On 12th June 1915 Charles sailed from Canada with his unit and after a short spell in England he was posted overseas, arriving in France on 22nd September 1915. He died of wounds in the field 26th March 1916. After the war his war medals and memorial scroll were sent to his half-brother, Sydney H.W. Fear Esq., 40 Gerald St., Wrexham, North Wales.
National Archives of Canada Reference:
RG150, Accession 1992-93/166 Box 1856 – 36
The Canada War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty) record the following information on Private Charles Coleman:
“Died of Wounds” in the field, Belgium.
The Canada Commonwealth War Graves Registers record the following information on Private Charles Coleman:
Died of wounds, Belgium, 26.3.16. Buried Menin Road (South) Cemetery, near Ypres. Next of Kin: F. Coleman Esq., Eastnor, Chester Road, Branksome Park, Bournemouth.