Colin Neil MCARTHUR

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MCARTHUR, Colin Neil

Service Number: 4171
Enlisted: 23 August 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Bonython, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Murat Bay, Bonython, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Paschendaele, Belgium, 1 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide Australian Harbours Board WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Birkenhead WW1 Harbors Board Employees Memorial, Ceduna Merghiny Maltee & Waranda Pictorial Roll of Honor, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4171
11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4171, 16th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4171, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
3 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 48th Infantry Battalion
9 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
1 Oct 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 4171, 48th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Father John McArthur and Mother Beatrice McArthur (nee Hartly),
lived at Murat Bay, South Australia.

Only son of Mr. and Mrs. John McArthur, Murat Bay.

Siblings:
Pearl MacFarlan (nee McArthur)
Dorothy Hartly Hodson (nee McArthur) b. 26/04/1896 in Philipstown, SA
Flora (Florrie) Isabella McArthur  b. 05/06/1898 in Mount Gambier, SA