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Bernard William COLGRAVE

Regimental number834
Place of birthEvandale, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressPerth, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, Ronald Colgrave, Perth, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire


Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 11 March 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWilliam Henry Colgrave - name on file.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row A, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary COLGRAVE

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