COLEMAN, Arthur Douglas

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PLY/X 120111
Tuesday, September 2, 1919
Place of Birth: 
Keynsham, Somerset
Died : 
Monday, March 12, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Coleman was batman to Lieutenant 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 [*].
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
The book DDay Commando, author Ken Ford.
[*] The official book '48RM Commando-The Story 1944-1946' ( written by an officer of 48RM Commando).
Register of Births in Keynsham July/Aug/Sept. 1919.
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