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Colin Hector McPHERSON

Regimental number2809
Date of birth14 May 1899
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Ewan Lachlan McPherson, 11 Warburton Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 October 1916
Place of burialThistle Dump Cemetery (Row E, Grave No II), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 July 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France (date not recorded); taken on strength, 29th Bn, in the field, 8 August 1916.

Admitted to 103rd Field Ambulance, 30 September 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 2 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 26 October 1916.

Died of wounds, 26 October 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue age at embarkation: 16.Family name various spelled MACPHERSON/McPHERSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McPHERSON Colin Hector
Red Cross File 1970210K

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