|Place of birth||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|True Name||MEYERS, Colin|
|Address||Redfern, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Aunt, Emily Myers, 56 Moorhead Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Casula, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||17|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No 7), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|True name MEYERS, C. Parents: Reginald and Emily MEYERS. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.
Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported wounded in action, 19 July 1916.
Previous report of wounded now, 25 August 1916, to be reported as 'Wounded and Missing, 19 July 1916'.
Identification marks found on the Prisoner of War are inspected by General War Bureau and shown in the list as under DEAD, 4 November 1916.
Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as 'Killed in action, 19 July 1916' on the authority of the Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, 3rd Echelon, General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force, 24 February 1917.
Report from Australian Red Cross, Wounded and Missing Bureau, 18 October 1920, 'Morgan, Co. 2055. B. 31. Batl. A.T.F. Fell 19.7.16 near Fromelles[.] FINAL GERMAN DEATH LIST 'S-'.
Note on Red Cross File No 1820303: 'Effects received from Germany and despatched to next of kin 16.10.17.'
Note on file: 'Buried Fleurbaix Sh. 36 N.W.. Cert. by A.I.F. Hdqrs List for Lt Spedding'.
The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MORGAN Cecil
Red Cross file 1820303