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Donald COLLEY

Regimental number3291
Date of birth27 January 1901
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolDrummoyne and Hurlston Agricultural High School, New South Wales
Other trainingBathurst Experimental Farm, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address'Lochnaree', Gipps Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Colley, Gipps Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollDivisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Other details

First attempted to enlist at age 14 years 7 months: rejected for being half an inch too small in chest measurement.

Enlisted 28 February 1917.

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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