Private William Matthew Colbert

Service number 1812
Birth Date 1898-01-25
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Kapunda
Death Date 1915-09-21
Death Place Egypt
Also known as W Matthews
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private William Mathew Colbert (1812, 27th Battalion) was born on 25 January 1898, at Kapunda, South Australia, and was working as a labourer when he enlisted on 4 May 1915 under the alias William Mathews. William died in Egypt of illness on 21 September 1915, aged 17 years 9 months old. He is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.



Date of birth 25 January 1898
Date of enlistment 04 May 1915
Date of embarkation 23 June 1915
Date of death 21 September 1915
Date of fate 21 September 1915