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James Albert COLWELL

Regimental number7221
Place of birthClayton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMarket gardener
AddressClayton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Colwell, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLWELL James Albert

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