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Regimental number1642
Place of birthInverau, County Galway, Ireland
SchoolRawlagh, Athlone
Other trainingTamworth Agricultural College
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Constance Colgan, The Rectory, Ballin Lough, Roscommon, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1916
Place of enlistmentNyngan, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death25
Place of burialVILLERS
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLGAN George

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