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Private Bertram Enos Mason Coleman

G/22637 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment

Gravestone E.594 His grave in France
Husband of Ada Harriett Coleman

Aged 31 years

Died 27th March 1918

Commemorated at Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.
Grave XXXV. K.7.
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave E.594

Born at Hargrave and enlisted at Rushden.
Rushden Echo, May 31st, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List - In the Great German Offensive

Mrs A. Coleman, of 79, Midland-road, Rushden, has received official news that her husband, 22637, Pte. Bertram Coleman, Royal Sussex Regiment, has been missing from his unit since Easter Monday. The missing soldier is the son-in-law of Mr and Mrs R. Thew, of 52, Duck-street, Rushden, and they or his wife will be grateful to any of his comrades who can give them any information as to his fate. Pte. Coleman joined the Colours in August 1917, and went to France in the following November. Before enlistment he worked for Mr Robinson, boot manufacturer, of Gordon-road, Rushden. The last communication his relatives received from his was on Easter Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Thew have two other sons serving their country, viz., Pte. R. Thew, Coldstream Guards, who has been in France about five months, and who is now in hospital in Blighty, suffering from trench fever, and Sergt. Percy Thew, Beds Regiment, who is in hospital in Paisley, N.B., suffering from the effects of pneumonia contracted in France. The latter son, who is now making satisfactory progress, was recently in a very serious condition, and his parents in response to a telegram, a week before Whitsuntide journeyed to Le Treport, France, to visit him. They got back to England last Sunday week, leaving their son after the crisis had been passed.

The Rushden Echo 6 June 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates

SOLDIER PRESUMED KILLED - Mr and Mrs Thew, of Duck-street, have been informed from the Royal Sussex Infantry Record office, that their son-in-law, Pte Bertram Coleman, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex, missing since March 27th, 1918, is presumed to have been killed on that date. The Army Council express their regret at the soldier's death in his country's service.

The Rushden Echo Friday 26 March 1920, transcribed by Nicky Bates

In Memoriam

COLEMAN - In fond memory of our dear son-in-law, Bertram (Bert) E M Coleman, late Private Royal Sussex Regiment, who fell in action in France, March 27, 1918.

Beloved, it is well,
God's ways are always right,
And love is o'er them all.
Though far above our sight.

From Mr and Mrs R Thew, Duck-street, Rushden.

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