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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Parkhurst Military Cemetery : John Coleman -

Location

In Parkhurst Military Cemetery, Forest Road, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Standard CWGC headstone. WW I pattern.

Grave location : I C 81
Headstone

Parkhurst Military Cemetery : J Coleman
 
Inscription


14575 PRIVATE
J COLEMAN
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT.
15TH OCTOBER 1915 AGE 25
+


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Index Board entry 012 : 14575 Private J Coleman : R War Regt : 15.10.1915

Son of Samuel James Coleman and Mary Ann Coleman, of 2/48, Devonshire St., Lodge Rd., Birmingham.

Born 1890, Walsall, Staffordshire.

Census information :

1891 : Samuel and Mary Coleman, with their children including John aged 1, are at 2/48, Back of Devonshire Street, Birmingham. Samuel Coleman is a Silver Plater.

1901 : Samuel and Mary Coleman, with their children including John aged 11, are at 2/48, Back of Devonshire Street, Birmingham. Samuel Coleman is a Coach Furniture Plater.

1911 : Samuel and Mary Coleman, with John aged 21, are at 2 Cheathams Place, Devonshire Street, Birmingham. Samuel Coleman is a Close Plater, Coach Furniture, John Coleman is a Jeweller, Locket Maker.

Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press

16 October 1915

SOLDIER'S TRAGIC DEATH AT PARKHURST

Pte. Coleman of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who has been stationed at Parkhurst for a short time, was found dead late last night at the huts with a gun-shot wound in the head and his rifle near at hand.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, October 22, 1915 Page 3

Inquest at Parkhurst.

TRAGEDY AT THE BARRACKS
On Monday evening, at Parkhurst Barracks, an inquest was held before Mr. F.A. Joyce, concerning the death of John Coleman, a private in the 3rd Warwickshire Regiment, who late on Friday night was found shot in a hut in the Barracks. Thomas Coleman, 284 Devonshire-street, Birmingham, toolmaker, identified the body as that of his brother, who had resided at the same address. He was a jeweller before he joined the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Warwicks in August last. They had not heard from him for the last ten days. The letters produced were in his handwriting. He was perfectly happy at home, and with his relations with the young lady to whom it was addressed.
...
C.-S.-Major Albert Edward Steel said deceased was a smart lad. He was 26 years of age, and was a very quiet man. The two letters (produced) were found on the shelf over his bed-cot.
...
The Coroner, in summing up, said the deceased had not been away from home before, and was evidently very sensitive. The jury found that deceased committed suicide whilst temporarily insane.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


 
Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

Page status :
Page last updated : 12 August 2012 (added inquest report)


 
 

 
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