Private James Joseph Colgate

Service number 398
Birth Date c1900-01
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Korumburra
Death Date 1917-07-12
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 35th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private James Joseph Colgate (398, 35th Battalion) was born about January 1900 in Korumburra, Victoria. He was working as a clipper when he enlisted in January 1916. James was killed in action on 12 July 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. His father wrote that he was 17 years 6 months of age at the time of his death. Two brothers also served, Corporal Albert E Colgate (399, 35th Battalion) and Private Frederick C Colgate (2307, 30th Battalion).



Date of enlistment 07 January 1916
Date of embarkation 01 May 1916
Date of death 12 July 1917
Date of fate 12 July 1917
Date of birth c1900-01