Edward Coleman (1887–1984)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 980 4th Battalion

Edward was born in 1888, the son of framework knitter John Coleman and his wife Rebecca. Before the war Edward had moved to Marylebone, London, where he was working as a night watchman.

Derbyshire Courier
18 January 1919
Amongst the soldiers who arrived at Crich this week discharged, are Driver Oswald Bower, the Cross, and Driver Edward Coleman, Hilts Cottages.

1918 Voters List Crich
Edward Coleman, Hill Cottage, Crich; absent on military service.

In 1905, before the war, Edward joined Army militia serving with the Sherwood Foresters before being transferred to the Army Service Corps. By 1911 he ws living in London working as a nightwatchman.
Service Record
Edward Coleman, Crich, 980 4/Sherwood Foresters; 1 August 1905; Living at 60 Vernon Street, Shirebrook; aged 17 years 11 months; pony driver; height 5ft 2¾; brown eyes and hair; tattos – anchor and heart on right forearm, cross flags left forearm; fit for the militia. Next of kin father John Coleman, Crich,sister Etty Marsden, Wood Lincoln, Ripley

To Army Service Corps 25/9/05


1891: Crich Common

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Coleman Head 29 Framework knitter Crich
Rebecca Coleman wife 28   Crich
Hettie Coleman daughter 7   Crich
Martha A Coleman daughter 5   Crich
Edward Coleman son 3   Crich
Alice Coleman daughter 1   Crich

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1901: Belper

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Edward Coleman Servant 14 General servant boy Crich

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Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Edward Coleman Boarder 23 Night watchman Crich

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