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Colin Raymond ELDER

Regimental number26450
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingWagga Agricultural Farm
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressSt Michael Rectory, Albion Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, F Elder, St Michael Rectory, Albion Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 20 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death19.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialDochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot III, row A, Grave No. 25), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Alphrasia Catherine ELDER, 139 Doncaster Avenue, Kensington, New South Wales. Native of Wollongong, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: Wilfred and Philip King Kemp, Alan and Harry Pryer, all killed.

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