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Gordon Collolo RILEY

Regimental number9
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolState School, Edenhope, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Alex J McClure, 13 Alfred Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alex J McClure, 1 Steven Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll417
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularThree great-uncles killed in the Crimena War (1854-55). 'He and his two cousins with nine other boys were the first to enlist from Edenhope in 1914.' (details from mother)
FateDied of disease 17 February 1919
Age at death27.3
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMaubeuge (Sois-le-Bois) Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Annie RILEY, 183 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Edenhope, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2428 Pte George Collolo RILEY, 2nd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 19 September 1917.

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