David Colston RAE

Regimental number53845
Date of birth26 September 1898
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
OccupationCabinet maker
AddressAdamstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Rae, Victoria Street, Adamstown, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date18 May 1918
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 9 January 1920
Discharge date21 March 1920
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918, and marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 14 October 1917 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 11 November 1918.

Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps Details, 10 January 1919; attached for duty to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 February 1919, and posted for duty to No 2 Camp, Parkhouse.

Found guilty, Bulford, of being absent without leave from 2059, 23 August, to 2035, 28 August 1919: admonished, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Morgantic', 9 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 27 February 1920; discharged, Sydney, 21 March 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death31 October 1982
Age at death84
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAE David Colston