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Colin McRAE

Regimental number51901
Place of birthHawker, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman, SAR
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 8"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McRae, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 5 months, Hawker Rifle Club
Enlistment date21 March 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date12 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4178 Sergeant John McRAE, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

Enlisted, 23 October 1916; discharged, 5 February 1917, as being under Regulation age.

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 6 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 12 November 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death23 April 1968
Age at death69
Place of burialDudley Park Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, McRAE Colin

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