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Alfred Gibson COLBEY

Regimental number42
Place of birthMount Lofty, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address17 Frederick Street, Maylands, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie E Colbey, 17 Frederick Street, Maylands, South Australia
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 22 February 1915; taken on strength 27th Bn 16 March 1915; promoted Sgt 30 July 1916.
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death23
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Maylands, South Australia

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