(1889 - 1916)
DATE OF BIRTH:
8th August 1889
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1904 - 1908
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
225 Brixton Hill
3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
DATE OF DEATH:
9th September 1916
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
High Wood, Somme
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 7 C.
2nd Lieutenant Herbert Edward Evatt Coleman
Herbert was born on August 8th 1889 in Southend, Essex, and was the elder of two sons of Edward Herbert Coleman and his wife Rachel. He had started at Dulwich at the same time as his younger brother Edward, and after leaving the College went on to Lincoln College, Oxford. Subsequently he became a barrister, having been called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in April of 1912.
On the outbreak of War he signed up as a member of the Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, subsequently going on to the spend the winter of 1915 into 1916 in the trenches in France as a private. In July 1916 Herbert was granted a commission in the Royal Sussex Regiment, and was subsequently serving with them on the Somme when he was killed near High Wood on 9th September. His younger brother Edward, a fellow OA, would go on to fall on the Macedonian Front the following year.