Private Bob Samuel Coleman

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Date of Birth


Date of Death


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Caddington Green
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Colin Austin , 11th September 2014

Bob Coleman, sone of Thomas and Mary Coleman, (Brickmaker and Bonnet sewer respectively) returned to Caddington after the war, broken by shell shock.

Bob would frequently be in fits of temper, and anger, and was often to be heard swearing and raging in Caddington.

A local man remembers that his mother Mildred, was the only woman who could stand up to Bob in the village, and when she told him to 'behave' he would calm down.

Bob's employment in the Employment Company indicates he was too old or unfit for service in the front line corps, but he may have still seen terrible things in warfare.

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