|Place of birth||Clayton, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, J Colwell, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: England
Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 April 1917, and marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford.
Admitted to Group Hospital, Codford, 5 August 1917 (boils); transferred to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 September 1917.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 October 1917.
Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 May 1918.
Found by Medical Board, 29 May 1918, to be permanently unfit for General Service but fit for Home Service.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), Melbourne, 17 August 1918.Medal: British War Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLWELL James Albert|