Colin Barclay TRENAMAN


TRENAMAN, Colin Barclay

Service Number: S23883
Enlisted: 3 March 1941, Kadina, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Kadina, South Australia, Australia, 3 February 1915
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Kadina Primary and Memorial High Schools
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Gun shot wound), Northern Territory, 21 October 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
Grave Reference: R.B.12
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina Memorial High School WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Mar 1941: Involvement Corporal, SN S23883
3 Mar 1941: Enlisted Kadina, South Australia, Australia
3 Mar 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN S23883, 43rd Infantry Battalion AMF
3 Mar 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN S23883, 43rd Infantry Battalion AMF
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN S23883, 43rd Infantry Battalion AMF

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The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA: 1888 - 1954) Friday 6 November 1942


Mayor's Report.

The Mayor (Mr H. Measday) said he much regretted the death of Cpl. C. B. Trenaman, at Darwin. Cpl. Trenaman was born at Kadina and spent the whole of his life here, and the townspeople's sympathy went out to the family.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Monday 22 October 1945

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Friday 13 November 1942

Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Trenaman, of Gladstone road, Prospect, have been advised that their son, Cpl. C. B. Trenaman, died on October 21 from wounds accidentally received somewhere in Australia. He was born at Kadina 27 years ago, and was educated at the Kadina Primary and Memorial High Schools. He was in business as a hair dresser in Kadina when called up 10 months ago.


TRENAMAN Loving memory of our dear son Colin, accidentally killed. N.T., on October 21, 1942. A leaf in our book of memories is gently turned today.— Loved always by father and mother.

TRENAMAN.—In loving memory of our brother, Colin accidentally killed, N. T. October 21, 1942. We shall never forget the memories of a brother we loved so well.—lnserted by brother Trevor (A.I.F.) and Betty.

TRENAMAN.—A tribute to the memory of my brother Colin, accidentally killed, N.T., October 21, 1942. His kindness and loving ways will remain with as all our days.—lnserted by sister Annette and Russell (A.I.F.)


Biography contributed by Al Staunton

Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954), Friday 6 November 1942, page 1

Colin Trenaman.
Last week the toll of war affected our town, and closer home to our well known citizens in Mr and Mrs L. A. Trenaman, who lost their son, Colin, while doing his part in the cause of our nation. I found general regret among readers over his death. He was familiar to readers in general, for growing up among us, and being with his father at the shop, brought him closer up to us. Colin was one of the boys whom we admired for taking the decision to serve his country. Per sonally I regarded him as one of the lads who made for close friendship, and was approachable in every way. It does seem hard that these hoys, such as Colin, have to go out to duty and make the supreme sacrifice some where on our battlefields. Let me say that we appreciate the valued work Mrs Trenaman put in for ap-peals of all kinds when she was with us, and it does not need me to say that in this sorrow which has come to the Trenaman family that all the deep sympathy of readers in the district will be expressed in one way or an other; and we ask them to accept this through this column.


Biography contributed by Al Staunton

Cpl. Colin Trenaman.

Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954), Friday 23 October 1942, page 2

Cpl. Colin Trenaman.

Much regret was also felt locally when the news came through that Corporal Colin Trenaman had died at Darwin as the result of an accident. Cpl. Trenaman, who was 27, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs L. A. Trena man, late of Kadina, and now of Adelaide. He was an old scholar of the Kadina Memorial High School, and went into camp in December. He was unmarried. Much sympathy is felt for the family.