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Charles Colston

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 142 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 142 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Colston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/860 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 December 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra SydneyNew South Wales Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 48 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander Colston (father), 48 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/860 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      151 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
    Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right leg); disembarked from HS 'Itonus', and admitted to St George's Hospital, Malta, 14 August 1915; transferred to England, 13 September 1915, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 21 September 1915. Returned to Egypt,16 February 1916, and taken on strength, 9th Battery, Moascar, 1 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 7 April 1916.
    Found guilty, 26 November 1916, of being absent from billet, 4 pm to 10.05 pm: confined to barracks for 4 days and forfeited 1 day's pay.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 4 April 1917 (scabies),and transferred same day to North Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 16 April 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 23 April 1917.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 30 April 1917 (scabies); transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 May 1917; to North Casualty Clearing Station, same day; discharged to duty, 31 May 1917; rejoined 2nd Battery, 1 June 1917.
    Admitted to No 4 NZ Field Ambulance, 3 July 1917, and transferred same day to 11th British Casualty Clearing Station (inflamed connective tissue, right leg); to 54th General Hospital, 8 July 1917; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1917; to England, 27 July 1917, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 28 July 1917. Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 7 September 1917; discharged on leave, 27 September 1917, to report to NZ Field Artillery Reserve Depot, Aldershot, 12 October 1917.
    Found guilty, 23 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 27 December 1917, to 2.15 pm, 23 January 1918: awarded 28 days' detention, deprived of 28 days' pay (net rate) and 28 days' pay (gross rate).
    Released from detention, 2 February 1918 (21 days' sentence remitted), and proceeded overseas to France.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 16 August 1918, and transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 27 August 1918; to 5th Division Rest Camp, 4 September 1918; rejoined 2nd Battery, in the field, 3 October 1918.
    Found guilty, 22 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 2330, 14 February, to 1600, 20 February 1919: forfeited 12 days' pay (gross rate) and 6 days pay (net rate).
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board 'Kiaora', 27 March 1919; discharged, 6 June 1919.
    Enlisted, 17 September 1919, for Samoan Relief Reinforcement.
    Disembarked Apia, 19 October 1919; posted to Mounted Infantry (date not recorded); appointed Temporary Corporal, 1 December 1919; transferred to Machine Gun Section, 6 December 1919; discharged, 18 February 1920.
    Total war service: 5 years 21 days (of which 4 years 256 days were abroad) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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