Isaac Coleman (1880–1942)


York and Lancaster Regiment
Labour Corps 18272  

Photos courtesy Collen Hardwick

Isaac Coleman c 1920

He was named Isaac after his uncle. Ike, as he was known, and brothers Luke, William and Tom were all born at Crich. He was a builder’s stone mason. Initially serving with the York & Lancs Regiment he was later transferred to the Labour Corps. After demob, his masonry skills came to the fore as he worked on the war memorial at St Mary’s, Church. Luke, one of his brothers, was one of the named men on the memorial.

Isaac Coleman and the Crich War Memorial

Isaac Coleman on the right with Walter Fantom on the left

Medal Index Record
18272 Pte COLEMAN Isaac, Labour Corps; 30950 Pte York & Lancs R; awarded the Victory and British War medals.

Isaac Coleman's brothers Luke Coleman, William Coleman and Tom Coleman are also on the Roll of Honour.


1891: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Aron Coleman Head 34 Limestone quarryman Crich
Elizabeth Coleman wife 31   Crich
John Coleman son 12 scholar Crich
Isaac Coleman son 10 scholar Crich
Mary Coleman daughter 8 scholar Crich
Elizabeth Coleman daughter 5   Crich
Luke Coleman son 3   Crich
William Coleman son 6 mo   Crich

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1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Aaron Coleman Head 44 Limestone quarryman Crich
Lizzie Coleman wife 42   Crich
Isaac Coleman son 20 Stone mason Crich
Polly Coleman daughter 18 Factoryhand machine minder Crich
William Coleman son 11 School Crich
Bertha Coleman daughter 8   Crich
Tom Coleman son 6 School Crich
Percy Coleman son 4   Crich
Richard Hambleton father in law 78 Parochial relief Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Aaron Coleman Head 54 Limestone rockman Crich
Elizabeth Coleman wife 51   Crich
Isaac Coleman son 30 Builders mason Crich
Luke Coleman son 23 Limestone rockman Crich
Tom Coleman son 16 Limestone rockman Crich
Purcy Coleman son 14 Farm hand Crich
Isaac Coleman brother (wdwr) 44 Limestone rockman Crich

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