Edward Coleman (1887–1984)


(Royal) Army Service Corps T23357 HQ Coy, 3rd Div

In 1905 Edward (Ted) the son of framework knitter John Coleman and his wife Rebecca joined the militia serving with the Sherwood Foresters. By 1911 he had moved to Marylebone, London, where he worked as a night watchman. Returning to Derbyshire he worked in the pits as pony driver before joining the forces at the start of the war. He was discharged to Crich in Jan 1919. In 1944 he married Doris Hunt and had a son and a daughter. The family resided in Fritchley.

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; tattoos – 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

Newspaper report

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.

Medal Index card
Awarded Victory, British war and 14 Star with clasp
Qualifying date 17/8/14; Clasp 1/6600
Address: Hills Cottage, Market Place, Crick (sic)


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