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Malcolm Ross COLLETT

Regimental number2333
Date of birth31 March 1893
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
SchoolParkside Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMain Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Collett, Main Street, Eastwood Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 12603 Corporal David Arnold Young COLLETT, 11th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919; 75 Pte Kenneth James COLLETT, Australian Corps Headquarters, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Contracted shell shock, Bullecourt; invalided to Birmingham Hospital; recovered.

Arrived back in Australia, 23 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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