James Henry COLTON


COLTON, James Henry

Service Number: 2952
Enlisted: 2 May 1913
Last Rank: Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS Huon (I)
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, 21 November 1895
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sailor, R.A.N.
Died: Pneumonic Influenza, Genoa, Italy, 21 October 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, R.A.N. Destroyer Flotilla HR, Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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Non Warlike Service

2 May 1913: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, SN 2952, HMAS Cerberus

World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, SN 2952, HMAS Encounter (I)
25 Jan 1916: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, HMAS Huon (I)
Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Stoker, SN 2952, HMAS Huon (I)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry Coutler Colton and E. G. Colton, of 15, Miles St., Richmond, Victoria.

He was serving on the HMAS Huon when he was admitted to the 51st Stationary Hospital, Genoa on 14 October 1918 with influenza. He died of a severe haemorrhage from the lungs on 21 October 1918.