1918. The Christmas Echo: Honour Roll Number. LLSC.
CEF no. 123504
Born in Great Britain, Coleman served in the Wiltshire Battalion before moving to London, ON, in 1906. While residing on Egerton St. with his wife, Emily, Edgar was employed as a carpenter with the Grand Trunk Railway. He enlisted with the 70th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 17 September 1915. He arrived in Great Britain in May 1916 and was posted to the 58th Btn. in France one month later. Exactly one year following his enlistment, Pte. Coleman died of shrapnel wounds at the main dressing station in France.
He is commemorated on page 68 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Grave: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France.