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Colin Martin PRICE

Regimental number1653
Place of birthPenrith, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHairdresser
AddressPenrith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Vine, North Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date4 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Joined 1st Light Horse Regiment, Wardan, 8 February 1916.

Detached to Anzac Mounted Division, Romani, 18 March 1916.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 1 November 1916 (inflamed middle ear); discharged to duty, 7 November 1916; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 8 November 1916.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 26 November 1916; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, from detachment, 16 December 1916.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 31 December 1916; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, from detachment, 7 April 1917.

Transferred to 1st Light Horse Brigade, 12 April 1917; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, from 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 13 April 1917.

Attended 19th Signalling Course, Zeitoun; qualified, 7 April 1917.

Admitted to Anzac Recovery Station, Shellal, 9 July 1917; transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 10 July 1917 (sprained ankle); to 24th Stationary Hospital, 10 July 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 13 July 1917; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 4 August 1917; discharged to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 13 August 1917; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, in the field, 21 August 1917.

Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 March 1918; transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 March 1918; to Field Ambulance, 6 March 1918; to 5th Stationary Hospital, 7 March 1918 (myalgia); to 24th Stationary Hospital, 9 March 1918 (rheumatic fever); to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 16 March 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 4 April 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 1 June 1918.

Admitted to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 15 October 1918; transferred to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 16 October 1918 (malaria); to 24th Stationary Hospital, 23 October 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 October 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 3 November 1918; discharged, 15 November 1918.

Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom, 27 March 1919.

Granted leave in United Kingdom, 11 April 1919, to report to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 12 May 1919; leave extended until 14 May 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs (Non-Military Employment), 21 May to 21 August 1919: hairdressing with A. Stern, 352 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged, Sydney, 4 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRICE Colin Martin

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