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Edward John COLBERT

Regimental number3471
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolDominican Convent School, Kapunda, SA (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTodd Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Colbert, Todd Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1917
Place of death or woundingUnknown
Age at death25.4
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialMoeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Sarah Ann COLBERT. Born at Kapunda, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte W.M. Colbert 27th Bn 2nd Reinforcements, died Egypt; 2 cousins also killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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