Private Colin Meyers

Service number 2055
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Goulburn
Death Date 1916-07-19
Death Place France
Also known as Cecil Morgan, Cecil Morgan
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Colin Meyers (2055, 31st Battalion) was born in Goulburn, NSW, in 1899, the only son of Reginald and Emily Meyers. He was working as a groom when he enlisted under the name of Cecil Morgan in October 1915. Colin was initially reported as wounded in action at Fromelles on 17 July 1916. On 25 August 1916 he was reported wounded and missing, and later confirmed dead on a German Prisoner of War List. He is buried in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France. Colin was 17 years old when he died.



Date of enlistment 20 November 1915
Date of embarkation 18 February 1916
Date of death 19 July 1916
Date of fate 19 July 1916