Roll of Honour William Matthew Colbert

Service number 1812
Also known as W Matthews
Rank Private
Unit 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Service Australian Imperial Force
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 21 September 1915
Place of Death Egypt
Cause of Death Illness
Age at Death 18
Place of Association Kapunda, South Australia, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

William Matthew Colbert's name is located at panel 109 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

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Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

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War Graves

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Roll of Honour name projection

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