Percy Edgar Coltman was killed in action in the Pozieres area on 5th August 1916. He was born in Ballarat. He was manager of an engineering works in Sydney when he first enlisted, on 17th October 1914. He claimed to be 39 years old. He had a confused career in the army. He enlisted at least twice, and had three Regimental Nos. in three different battalions. He was reduced from Sergeant to Corporal and then to Private for periods of AWOL, when he may well have been serving in another unit at the time. His brother was Major Charles Coltman MC MID. Percy Coltman's name was recorded on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
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