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Edward Aloysius COLL

Regimental number1523
Place of birthRamelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland
SchoolNational School
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
Address426 Beaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Coll, AIF, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (Area 88B).
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBouzincourt Ridge Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 6), Albert, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Hannah COLL, 194 Wallace Street, South Side, Glasgow, Scotland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 35 Pte James COLL, 28th Bn, died of disease, 25 September 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 5 June 1915; (no disembarkation details); embarked with Bn for Gallipoli, 4 September 1915; taken to hospital, 1 October 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 4 October 1915; admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 14 October 1915 (dysentery); transferred to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 October 1915 (enteritis); disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 18 October 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 October 1915; transferred to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 25 October 1915; discharged to duty, 4 December 1915; taken on strength of over seas Base, 9 December 1915; entrained for Tel el Kabir, 7 January 1916; returned to duty, 10 January 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916; taken to hospital, 29 April 1916 (sick); admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 29 April 1916 (influenza); transferred to unit, 1 May 1916; returned to duty, 2 May 1916.

Killed in action, France, 29 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLL Edward Aloysius

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