Leland Cuthbert Coleman

From Canterbury Commons
Jump to: navigation, search

Coleman, Private Leland Cuthbert no.3036.

18th Battalion 7th Reinforcements, later 13th Battalion.

Canterbury Road, Lakemba.


Born at Grafton, October 2,1896.

Son of Olive & James R. Coleman.

Educated at Leichhardt Superior Public School.

Enlisted 9/8/1915, aged 20.



Next of kin, father, J.R. Coleman, Canterbury Road, Lakemba.

Embarked December 23, 1915.

War service: Egypt; France (wounded Mouquet Farm); appointed home service, Salisbury Plain; received injuries.

Casualty list DT 27/12/1916. Returned to duty.

Invalided to Australia, June 7, 1918; discharged medically unfit August 24, 1918.

Married Bertha F. Gray 1924.

Portrait and biography in The All-Australia Memorial 1919.

Lakemba RSC Roll of Honour (L.E. Coleman).

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1781929/ [accessed 07/10/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002