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Colin Frederick ANDREWS

Regimental number1794
Place of birthMundoora, South Australia
Other NamesFrederick Colin
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Broughton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Andrews, Port Broughton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 years in Naval Cadets, resigned; 4 years in School Cadets.
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 15th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.

Transferred to 48th Bn, 13 March 1916.

Transferred to Divisional Artillery, 17 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 April 1918 (remaining at duty).

Wounded in action (second occasion, mustard gas); admitted to 9th General hospital, Rouen, 27 November 1918; rejoined unit, 4 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDREWS Colin Frederick

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