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Place of birthLillimur, Victoria
Other NamesHALES, Colin~
SchoolMalcif School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDartmouth Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Hales, c/- Mr Peters, Wehl Street, Mt Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Corps Cyclists
FateKilled in Action 20 December 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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