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16 Apr 1899
John Roberts Coleman was born on 16th April 1899 in Nottingham and he was the son of John Bowley a head teacher and Florence Annie Coleman née Jackson of 29 Derby Grove Lenton Sands Nottingham. His father John Bowley was born in 1866 in Chilwell and his mother Florence Annie Jackson was born in 1872 in Nottingham , they were married in 1896 in Nottingham, they went on to have 6 children , sadly one died in infancy their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were : John Roberts b1899, Marjorie Bertha b1903, Dorothy Mary b1905, George Edward b1910 and Florence Eugene b1910. In the 1911 census the family are living at 29 Derby Grove, Nottingham and are shown as John Bowley 45 yrs a head teacher, he is living with his wife Florecne Annie 39 yrs and their children, John Roberts 11 yrs a scholar, Marjorie Bertha 8 yrs, Dorothy Mary 6 yrs, George Edward 1 yr and Florence Eugene 6 months, also living with them is Hannah Parr 16 yrs a general servant.
He was admitted to the Nottingham High School on 23rd August 1909 aged 10 yrs , he left the school in July 1916.
26 Nov 1918
278923 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Special Bde Royal Engineers
Second Lieutenant John Roberts Coleman was gazetted to his rank on 29th May 1918 and served with the Special Brigade Royal Engineers, he died at No. 10 Stationary Hospital Tourcoing on 26th November 1918 of pneumonia . He is buried in Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery.
Death notice published 29th November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “COLEMAN. – On November 26th, at Tourcoing, Sec.-Lieut. J. R. Coleman, R.E., dearly loved son of John and Florence Coleman, of 29 Derby-grove, aged 19 Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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