Regimental number2055
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
True NameMEYERS, Colin
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Emily Myers, 56 Moorhead Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
True name MEYERS, C. Parents: Reginald and Emily MEYERS. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales
Other details

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 Medal

Originally 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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORGAN Cecil
Red Cross file 1820303