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Kenneth James COLLETT

Regimental number75
Date of birth12 February 1891
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressMain Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sara Jane Collett, Main Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 12603 Corporal David Arnold Young COLLETT, 11th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919; 2333 Lance Corporal Malcolm Ross COLLETT, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 February 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Arrived back in Australia, 4 June 1919.
Date of death15 August 1964

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