COLEMAN, Arthur Douglas
Monday, March 12, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Coleman was batman to Lieut. Collins of 'A' troop. Both died during an operation against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland.
Just outside Bruinisse Lieutenant Collins [more...], leading the patrol, met a double apron fence which he gapped, and found himself by a slit trench with two Germans. He called on these to surrender; they did so, but a third German, not before seen, threw several grenades killing the two Germans and severely wounding Lieutenant Collins and Marine Coleman, his MOA. Both later died of their wounds [*].
The book DDay Commando, author Ken Ford.
[*] The official book '48RM Commando-The Story 1944-1946' ( written by an officer of 48RM Commando).
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