Martin Leslie Colbert

First Name: 
Martin
Middle Name: 
Leslie
Last Name: 
Colbert
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, August 21, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Colbert nee Ryan
Father's Name: 
Francis Colbert
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, May 7, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
54th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Martin Leslie Colbert (Service No 3608), was born in Dapto, N.S.W.

At enlistment, in Wollongong, N.S.W., he was single, 19 years old and worked as a labourer. Martin listed his sister, Mrs Massey, of Unanderra, N.S.W., as his next of kin.

Martin embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides, with 54th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement, on 31st October 1917. He arrived in England on 26th December 1917, and joined the 54th Battalion in France, on 10th April 1918. Martin saw service on the Western Front and has no wounding on file. He was returned to Australia in July 1919, and discharged on 1st October 1919.

Martin is commemorated for his service, on the Dapto War Memorial, Dapto, N.S.W.

Martin's brother, Walter Colbert (Service No 4457),  also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COLBERT M L

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.