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Regimental number13
Place of birthDuaringa, Queensland
AddressArcher Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Colvin, Archer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in 3rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Discharge date30 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; appointment terminated (discharged), 30 April 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as COLBIN.
Date of death9 March 1925
Age at death31
Place of burialRockhampton Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLVIN Robert

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