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Robert Phillip COLGAN

Regimental number2338
Place of birthEulo, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEulo PO, Eulo, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.8
Height5' 11"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Mary Cooney, Eulo PO, Eulo, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 5 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Criox de Guerre

Recommendation date: 16 November 1921

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 12 September 1919.

Medals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium), British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLGAN Robert Phillip

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