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Colin Campbell SHAW

Date of birth22 October 1888
Place of birthEmmaville New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining surveyor
AddressB B Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinCampbell Shaw, 37 Lewis Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Tunnelling Company
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: MIN Tun Coy 3
Promotion date: 16 April 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: MIN Tun Coy 3
Promotion date: 20 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the advance party removing mines and traps in front of advancing troops. Owing to gas shelling, he had on two occasions to work for hours in his gas mask. Although many of his men were wounded by snipers and shell fire, he carried on with his task, and personally rendered harmless many dangerous land mines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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