Frederic Coleman (b. 1876) was an American volunteer who joined the 2nd Cavalry Brigade as a motor driver and served on the Western Front between 1914 and 1915. He was nicknamed ‘The President’ by General de Lisle as a consequence of his nationality. Coleman later published two memoirs of his experiences during the First World War, From Mons to Ypres with General French – A Personal Narrative (1916) and With Cavalry in the Great War – The British Trooper in the Trench Line through the Second Battle of Ypres (1917).
He was married to Lois Laura Coleman (b. 1877).
Description: Black and white head and shoulders portrait of Frederic Coleman.
Date: c. 1916
Source: Coleman, Frederic. From Mons to Ypres with General French. A Personal Narrative. Toronto: William Briggs, .