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Charles Melvin COLQUHOUN

Regimental number39845
Date of birth11 April 1898
Place of birthYork, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLaboratory assistant
AddressWest Midland, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C E Colquhoun, Holmesdale Road, West Midland, Western Australia
Previous military service89th Infantry
Enlistment date17 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 35
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board SS Port Darwin on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollField Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Other detailsMarried Margaret Grace TREEN at St Brigid's Catholic Church, Midland Junction, Western Australia, on 22 April 1922. Also served in World War II as W5951 Pte, 8th Australian Supply Depot, Claremont, Western Australia, from 15 December 1941. Discharged, 30 October 1943 (Reserved Occupation).
Date of death4 September 1946
Place of burialKarrakatta General Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia (Catholic Section No. 400, Compartment S, Section C)

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