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Regimental number4103
Place of birthEast Linton, Scotland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rachel Colquhoun, Tabinga Station, Kingaroy, Queensland
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 April 1920
Discharge date17 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6568 Pte John Edward COLQUHOUN [served as John GOODALL], 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty, by Field General Court Martial, of being absent without leave, 5-19 October 1918. Awarded forfeiture of 94 days' pay. Rejoined unit, 15 January 1919.

Found guilty of being absent without leave, 25 April 1919 until he turned himself in to Military Police, 6 April 1920. (Had enlisted as 34598, PTE, Royal Scots Greys, Edinburgh.)

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Bahia', 17 April 1920; discharged, 23 June 1920.

Deemed not eligible for war medals.

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