Thomas Theodore Coleman (1890 - 1967)

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Birth


Plymouth, Plymouth County, England United Kingdom

Death


Keilor, Victoria Australia

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Burial / Funeral

Keilor East, Victoria Australia

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Last Known Residence

Keilor,
Keilor, Vic Australia

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Family

Siblings: Fernleigh George Coleman, Percy Coleman, and Richard Charles Coleman

Wife: Nellie Beatrice Violet (Whiting) Coleman
Children with Nellie: Mena Victoria Coleman and Tommy Coleman

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Motor Driver

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Military Service

Gallipoli and Egypt with14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Western Front with 5th Australian Machine Gun Company at Fromelles, Bullecourt, Polygon wood, Villers Bretonneux, Tom was severly wounded with multiple GSW Right shoulder 29th July 1918 at Morlancourt.
Returned to Australia 30/01/1919.
Discharged 24/03/1919

Middle name

Theodore

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Ethnicity

English

Nationality

British

Religion

Methodist

Gender

Male

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1890 - In the year that Thomas Theodore Coleman was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

1938 - Thomas was 48 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1944 - Thomas was 54 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

1960 - At the age of 70 years old, Thomas was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1967 - In the year of Thomas Theodore Coleman's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Thomas Theodore Coleman, father to 2 children, passed away on September 19, 1967 in Keilor, Victoria, Australia at 76 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Keilor East, Victoria, Australia. He was born on November 29, 1890 in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. He had siblings Fernleigh, Percy, and Richard. Thomas married Nellie Whiting. and they gave birth to Mena Victoria Coleman and Tommy Coleman.

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