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Colin BLUMER

Regimental number1488
Date of birth--/04/1894
ReligionMethodist
OccupationAgricultural student
AddressVilliers Street, Grafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G A Blumer, Inspector of Schools, Grafton, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Battalion, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF3
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres, 26 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: 30 July 1916

Mention in Despatches


'Conspicuous bravery and determination and powers of leadership (Ypres 12-13 October 1916).'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 26 October 1916

Military Medal


'Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres, 26 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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