• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0616

Colman, Alma Undine

(1912 – 1966)
  • Born 28 March, 1912, Malvern Victoria Australia
  • Died 31 December, 1966, Gisborne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Servicewoman


Alma Colman, the daughter of Alvington and Undine (née Cruthers) Silvester, was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC), Melbourne, Victoria. She joined the Junior School teaching staff before working at Trinity Grammar School, Kew. On 17 January 1942 she enlisted in the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) and was the first chief instructor of the Army Women’s Services Officers’ School (AWSOS). Prior to her discharge on 23 July 1945 she was the Deputy Assistant Director of Army Education for Women’s Services with the rank of Major. On 9 January 1945 she married David Colman.

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