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Colin Erle BEGG

Date of birth25 March 1890
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolSydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrical mechanical engineer
Address61 Avenue Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Zadi Bertha Begg, 61 Avenue Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 5 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Australian Field Artillery
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2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 4th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 April 1917

FateKilled in Action 5 October 1918
Place of death or woundingRainecourt, France
Date of death5 October 1918
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret BEGG, husband of Zadi B. BEGG, "Holmsdale", Clanville Road, Roseville, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: Arthur CLARK, killed in action, Palestine; H. BEGG, killed in action, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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