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Number Corporal 1757

Battalion 58th Battalion

Place of Birth Colac

Next of Kin His friend, Miss Annie Colegate of Meeniyan and later P O Scotswood, P O Kernot and P O Clyde South Gippsland

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 21/2/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years and 7 months. 5� 9�, 10 stone, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Labourer

Date and place of death

He died of wounds to the abdomen, hand and thigh at the 55th Casualty Clearing Station on 30/9/1918

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He seems to have lived and had connections to the Colegate family in the South Gippsland area.

Military History

He is on Meeniyan Honour Roll
4/4/16 Embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Euripides
8/5/16 Disembarked Alexandria
13/6/16 Embarked Alexandria
23/6/16 Disembarked Plymouth
1/9/16 he went to France
21/9/16 He transferred to the 58th Battalion
23/9/16 He joined his unit
12/4/17 He was in hospital sick with scabies and impetigo
5/5/17 He joined battalion
10/5/17 He was shot in the neck
He was in hospital in Chatham in 1917 after being hit with gunshot in the neck in May. He went via St Denis and Boulogne to England
15/11/17 He went back to France
15/9/18 He becomes Corporal
30/9/18 He died of wounds at the 55th Casualty Clearing Station. He had gun shot wounds to the abdomen, right hand and thigh
1/10/18 He was buried at Doingt Extension Cemetery by Rev Fleming
22/8/19 The army receive a letter from Richard Little Solicitor of Leongatha regarding the probate on the will of Walter Smith
He left 1 bay mare to Annie and Alice Jean Colgate, 1 bay filly foal to Herbert James Colgate. The remaining 2/3 to Annie Colgate and 1/3 to Alice Colgate
The executer was John Colgate of Clyde but now at Kernot who held the will
His effects were a woolen scarf and 1 pair of socks. There was a parcel of other items.
His father received the medals, plaque and scroll.


SMITH, Walter Manley

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