The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private John Coleman|
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.
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