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Frederick Raymond COLWELL

Regimental number2634
Place of birthBega, New South Wales
SchoolNewington College, Sydney
AddressNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Rev Frederick Colwell, Talofa, Military Avenue, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Newington College Cadets.
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death7 June 1917
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row AA, Grave No. 12), Enclosure No. 4, Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary COLWELL, Milray Avenue, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales. Native of Bega, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsFather
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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