Walter Francis Coman

First Name: 
Walter
Middle Name: 
Francis
Last Name: 
Coman
Date of Birth: 
Monday, December 3, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Rosanna Coman (nee Flanagan)
Father's Name: 
Edmund Coman
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 28, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 11, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bullecourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Walter Coman (Service No 6716) was born in Pambula, on the NSW South Coast.

Walter was 22 years old, working as a farming and living at Albion Park, N.S.W., and when he enlisted at nearby Kiama.

He embarked from Sydney on board SS Port Nicholson with 22nd Reinforcements, 13th Battalion, on 8th November 1916.  Shortly after the troops arrived in England on 10th January 1917, Walter was hospitalised due to illness.

He finally arrived in France on 15th March, 1917 where he joined 13th Battalion.

Sadly, while fighting at Bullecourt, Walter, along with 5 other soldiers were killed after being hit by a shell.

There is no known grave for Walter.  He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COMAN W F

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