Private Amos Godbeer Coleman

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

30 Mar 1920

Media files and documents

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw worker


Carrington Bros Ltd

Service Number

3714, SS/9685

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

30 Hitchin Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 7291
Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Amos Godbeer Coleman was born in 1884.

In 1905 Amos married Alice Louisa Cheshire in Luton & in 1911 they are living with their 2 year old daughter Lillian Maud Francis in Summer Street, Slip End, Luton. Alice was pregnant with their first son Stanley William Edward. Amos is 27 years old & working as a gardener's labourer.

On 5th August 1914 Amos attested with the 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. He had already served 6 years in the 3rd Bedfordshire & 3 years with the 5th Bedfordshire Regiments in the Militia before war broke out. At this time he was working for Carrington Bros Ltd as a straw worker & living at 30 Hitchin Road. His pension record describes him as 5ft 6 1/2 inches tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes & grizzly hair. He has a tattoo of a girl's head on his right forearm. On 10th November 1914 just 3 months later he was discharged as medically unfit for further service.

On 29th April 1915, whilst Alice was expecting their 3rd child, Reginald Charles, Amos joined the RASC & was sent to France a week later. He served 7 months in France before being admitted to hospital in December 1915 because of pain & swelling in both legs due to the varicous veins he had been suffering from since 1912.  He was discharged fit for home service only on 23rd March 1916 at Aldershot.

Amos survived the war but died on 30th March 1920 & was buried in the cemetery on Rothesay Road.

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Author: KarenC

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