frank eric colthup

Looking from the Colthup memorial tree plaque to the ANZAC DAY ceremony in Eumundi Amphitheatre 2016
Looking from the Colthup memorial tree plaque to the ANZAC DAY ceremony in Eumundi Amphitheatre 2016

Frank Colthup embarked from Brisbane on 8 August 1916 on board the HMAT A50 Itonus. He put his address as Dullaca - he had been working there as a stockman.

 

Colthup embarked on HMAT Itonus landing in Plymouth 18 October 1916. By February 1917 he was on the Western Front and sustained a shrapnel wound to his left cheek and was hospitalised in Rouen France in April to May and suffered trench fever and was hospitalised in England July to Nov 1917.

 

At March 1917 Colthup’s unit numbered 1029 men by May there were only 496 men left.

 

On 29 April 1918 Private Colthup was killed in action aged 21 years old. He was buried at Derncourt Communal Cemetery France.

 

His belongings were on their way to family on the transport ship Barunga but never made it home... To find out more about Colthup's short life and his war watch the video below


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