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Ernest Hubert COLK

Regimental number3137
Place of birthCreswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, May Matilda Colk, Copley Street, Bayswater, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Place of enlistmentNorseman, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Discharge date7 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 28 March 1918 (multiple gun shot wounds); admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 30 March 1918; transferred to England, 5 May 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 7 May 1918 (compound fracure, right leg; shrapnel wound, right thigh: severe; amputated); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 7 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 13 July 1918, to report back to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 17 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 23 July 1918 (right leg amputated below the knee); discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 7 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death23 June 1927
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLK Ernest Hubert

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