- 28 March 1912
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Gisborne, Victoria, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Silvester, Alma (maiden name, 28 March 1912 - 9 January 1945)
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.
Sources used to compile this entry: Chisholm, Alec H (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1947, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1947, 926 pp.