Edward Charles (Ted) Colburt

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Colburt, Private Edward Charles (Ted) no.757.

19th Battalion B Company

“Glenrose” Sixth Avenue, Campsie.


Born August 11, 1893 at Neville to Charles Bengal & Jane Colburt.

Educated at Cowra Public School.

[Information from Lorna Blamire (Ted Colburt was her mother’s brother): He was in the C.M.F. in Cowra and worked in a butchers shop, when he turned 21 he was put off (no longer a junior) and he immediately joined up].

Enlisted at Cowra 11/5/1915, aged 22.


Church of England.

Embarked June 25,1915.

War service: Egypt; Gallipoli.

Casualty list SMH 6/12/1915: Died of wounds.

Died of wounds 20/11/1915, aged 22.

Roll of Honour SMH 11/12/1915 p. 16.

Colburt - Private Edward Charles Colburt, 19th Battalion. Died of wounds at the Dardanelles on November 20, aged 22 years.

Dearly beloved youngest son of Mr and Mrs C.B. Colburt of Campsie. A good young life nobly ended.

Portrait SMH 20/12/1915 Private E.C. (Ted)

Colburt (Cowra and Campsie) Died of wounds.

Personal notes SMH20/12/1915 p.10

Private Edward Charles Colburt, of B Company, 19th Battalion, who died of wounds on November 20, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Chas B. Colburt of Campsie, and grandson of Mr C. Colburt of Goulburn. He was born at Neville, his parents afterwards residing at Cowra, where he was for four years employed by Mr J.M.G. Tucker. He left Sydney on June 25, and was a fine, promising young man, only 22 years of age, having spent his last birthday in Egypt. He leaves six sisters and one brother, who all reside at Campsie. His cousins, Private W.C. Duddes (?) and Corporal J. Grant were both killed.

Buried Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, grave I. A. 1.

AWM File IDRL428 Letters to the British Red Cross re Australian Servicemen: Died of wounds at Gallipoli 20/11/1915. Buried in Shrepnel Gully. Chaplain K.C. Single, Cairo, 13/1/1916.

Anzac Memorial has Colbert, E.C. Died of Wounds 21/11/1915.

Portrait and biography in The All Australia Memorial 1919.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1844912/ [accessed 07/10/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002