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Lester James Collas DALCAM

Regimental number30529
Place of birthNorth Carlton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address21 Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.1
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, F G Dalcam, 21 Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 31st Battery, Australian Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date29 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 14, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date18 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board Ht 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 18 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Lester.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALCAM Lester James Collas

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