Colin Quintrell TAPLIN OBE, MID

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TAPLIN, Colin Quintrell

Service Number: V159757
Enlisted: 1 July 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Land Headquarters
Born: Burra, South Australia, 25 June 1895
Home Town: Millbrook, Moorabool, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Died of Illness, Victoria, 31 October 1946, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria
Ashes scattered. (GRM3*)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant
8 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
8 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 32nd Infantry Battalion
31 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (left arm and abdomen)
6 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 32nd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

6 Nov 1939: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN V159757, South Melbourne, Victoria
31 Oct 1946: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant Colonel, SN V159757, Land Headquarters, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Lieutenant Colonel Taplin was 51.

He was accepted, after research, for commemoration as war dead on 27/09/2011