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Carl Edgar COLLATH

Regimental number3028
Place of birthTilsen, Courland, Russia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCampsie Estate, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, I Collath, Courland, Russia
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Discharge date19 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 21 January 1916. Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 19 February 1917 (sinovitis); transferred to England, 29 March 1917, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital, 30 March 1917. Transferred to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 5 April 1917; discharged to Depot, 11 April 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 13 August 1917; rejoined unit, 31 August 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 17 September 1917 (blistered feet, catarrh); transferred to England, 9 December 1917, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, 10 December 1917 (neurasthenia). Transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 December 1917. Granted furlough, 22 January 1918, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Tofua', 13 March 1918 (shell shock and stammering); disembarked Melbourne, 14 June 1918; discharged, 19 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1948
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

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