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17547 PRIVATE H.A. COLEMAN, ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY :

1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (PO.17547 Pte.,RMLI.) : (HENRY ALFRED COLEMAN - Born at Hackney, London on 14 October 1896 and residing at Walthamstow, was an Apprentice Compositor at the date of joining the Royal Marines, on 21 August 1914 : Recruit Depot Deal until 19 November 1914 when transferred to Portsmouth Division : From 20 November 1914 shown as HMS.'Victory' Royal Marine Brigade : On 27 April 1915 the Brigade arrived off Cape Helles, Gallipoli, the Portsmouth Battalion aboard the 'Gloucester Castle', and the Chatham Battalion aboard the 'Cawdor Castle' : The following day both were ordered to anchor off "Gaba Tepe" and disembark : On 20 July 1915 the recipient was wounded by a rifle bullet to the chest, he was invalided from Gallipoli on 29 September 1915 and rejoined the Portsmouth Division from 19 October 1915 : He was subsequently returned to sea service in a number of ships including HMS.'Hindustan'; 'Arrogant' and 'Attentive II' : He was discharged on demobilisation from 18 October 1919, giving his address at 44 Vallentin Road, Walthamstow, London.) : Sold with verification and copy Service Record. Medals mounted on long lengths of original silk ribbon GVF - £125