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Goulson Stewart McCOLL

Regimental number9642
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address114 Garton Street, Princess Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, John James McColl, 114 Garton Street, Princess Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 years in the 60th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 6, Field Ambulance 6, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date11 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 298 Corporal Alfred McCOLL, 7th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; Uncle: [277] Captain Haldane Stewart McCOLL, 58th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 6 May 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abnbassia, 8 May 1916 (bacillary dysentery); transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Home, 24 May 1916; discharged, 12 June 1916.

Attached to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebur, 13 June 1916; attachment ceased, 16 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Experditionary Force, 29 July 1916.

Taken on strength, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Parkhouse, England, 9 August 1916.

Marched out to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 21 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 16th Field Ambulance, 31 March 1917.

Found guilty, 16 July 1917, of being absent without leave, fovant, from 12oo, 13 July, to 2300, 15 July 1917: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay; total forfeiture: 6 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 October 1917; taken on strength, 13th Field Ambulance, in the field, 2 November 1917.

Found guilty, 2 April 1918, of when on Active Service, insubordinate language: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 3 September 1918 (pleurisy and tuberculosis), and transferred same day to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 15, 4 September 1918, and admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 5 September 1918 (pleurisy); transfererd to England, 12 September 1918 (pulmonary tuberculosis), and admitted to Grove Military Hospital, Tooting, 14 September 1918 (tubercle of lung); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 November 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 November 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 13 December 1918 (tubercle of lung); disembarked Melbourne, 29 January 1919.

Medical report, 28 July 1919: 'No 9642 Pte McCOLL Goulson Stewart 13th Fld. Amb. requires no further Hospital treatment. He is totally unfit for further service and will be totally unfit for civil occupation for six months from date of discharge. Service has caused disability.'

Discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis), Melbourne, 11 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as Stewart Goulson McCOLL.
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCOLL Goulson Stewart

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