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Oliver John COLWELL

Regimental number2865
Place of birthPort Macquarie, New South Wales
SchoolWauchope Public School, New South Wales
Address'Beechwood', Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Colwell, 'Beechwood', Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 18 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonnuex, France
Date of death18 July 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row R, Grave No. 2), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
PArents: John and A. COLWELL, Bechwood, New South Wales. Native of Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Herbert Dickson (right name James Colwell) no. 2362, killed in action, 18 July 1915.

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