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Colin McLoughlin CARMICHAEL

Regimental number1005
Date of birth20 February 1882
Place of birthWaterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
Addressc/o J Carmichael, Barellan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, J Carmichael, Barellan, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A65 Clan McEwen on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date16 April 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 28 June 1915; reported to unit, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 October 1915. Admitted to hospital (condition unspecified), 26 November 1915; rejoined unit, 29 November 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli; disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.

Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, Egypt,14 January 1916. Wounded in action, 9 January 1917, admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital 12 January 1917 (gun shot wound, finger). Transferred to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 January 1917; discharged to duty, 2 February 1917. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 2 February 1917; transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, 19 February, and taken on strength, 20 February 1917.

Promoted to Corporal, 24 February 1917; promoted to Lance Sergeant 6 November 1917.

Sick, to hospital, 23 November 1917; admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station (tonsilitis) 24 November 1917; transferred to hospital, Choubra, and admitted (diphtheria) 4 December 1917; transferred to Convalescent Depot, 7 January 1918; discharged to Moascar 14 January 1918, and rejoined regiment. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 16 January 1918; sent to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 2 March 1918; returned from School of Instruction, 5 April 1918. Promoted to Sergeant, 16 June 1918.

To Cairo with 1st Light Horse Regiment, 2 August 1918; rejoined unit from Cairo at Moascar 2 December 1918.

Embarked for return to Australia per HT 'Karmala', ex Suez, (compassionate leave), 15 January 1919.

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

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Date of death26 December 1956
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Church of England Portion), Sydney, New South Wales

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