The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private John Coleman

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Coleman

Ancestor's date of birth: Not stated

Ancestor's date of death: Not stated

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 69

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: Queensland Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 481

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: Not stated

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Not stated

Reasons to go and fight: Not stated

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt and advance on Pietersburg and into east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 5 August 1901 on the Britannic. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rhonda Eyre, Ellenborough NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Glenn Chipperfield, Daisy Hill QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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