COLEMAN, Nicholas John

Lance Corporal
Unit / Base: 
52ME Commando
Coldstream Guards
P.O.W. number: 
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Corporal Nicholas Coleman, M.M.,  was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 4B in Germany [1][2]
  • A Labourer from West Hartlepool he was attested on 21 October 1933 aged 18 years 11 months [3]
  • 1940 awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards, in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 3 September 1940 in the Western Desert [4].
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/34.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
[3] Coldstream Guards Registers / Army Book 358.
[4] London Gazette 35002, page 6802.
[4] National Archives file WO373/17/23.

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