Colin GROOM

Colin Groom Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Fireman
Enlisted
05-July-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
20
Status
Single
Service No
1900
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
26-March-1917
Place
Lagnicourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Railway Honour Board.

Brother of 1843 Private Littleton Campbell Groom (KIA).

Nephew of Sir Littleton Ernest Groom MHR.

 

Colin Groom arrived in France from Egypt in March 1916. In May he was wounded by shrapnel to his ear and hospitalised. In July he returned to his unit but was wounded in his right thigh a month later. He was transferred to East Leeds War Hospital and did not re-join his unit in France until December. He was killed in action at Lagnicourt in March 1917. His body was never found.  

 

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