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Colin James AISTON

Regimental number8349
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolNorwood Public School, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCompositor
AddressQueen Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Aiston, Queen Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military service34th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served as Sergeant in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBefore leaving Adelaide for active service, he was a Sergeant in the 18th Battery the first Battery formed in South Australia.
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death22 September 1917
Age at death23
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Albert and Amelia AISTON, 59 Queen Street, Norwood, South Australia

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