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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Scotch College Commemorative website.


Colclough J G     Pte    5073    John James Graham      5 Inf Bn    32    Agent    W    Pres        

Address:    Essendon, Edward St, 125    

Next of Kin:    Colclough, Richard R G, son, 125 Edward St, Essendon    

Enlisted:    11 Nov 1915        

Embarked:     A23 Suffolk 1 Apr 1916  

Awards:  Distinguished Conduct Medal; Belgian Croix de Guerre


Relatives on Active Service

Colclough W A G Pte 3370 brother

Colclough H G H Pte 5935 brother

Colclough-W-L-T-Pte-5561   brother (DOW)

Salmon-P-W--A-g Sgt-6897  brother-in-law (KIA)



Promoted to 2nd Lieut on 4-11-18, and Lieutenant on 11-2-19.




 COLCLOUGH, Sergeant Graham, eldest son of

Mrs R Colclough Carlowrie, Essendon.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Is one

of four brothers at front. Was pastoralist at

Meredith. Old Scotch Collegian: Played senior 

football with Melbourne and Ballarat clubs.

Monday 19 November 1917




Mrs R. Colclough, Carlowrie, Essendon, has been notified by cable that her eldest son,
Sergeant Graham Colclough, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Sergeant Colclough is one of four brothers at the front, and before enlisting was a pas-
toralist at Meredith. He is an old Scotch Collegian, and was in both the college cricket
and football teams. He also played senior football with the Melbourne and Ballarat
Clubs. Enlisting on December 3, 1915. Sergeant Colclough embarked with the 58th Battalion on
April 1, 1916. He was wounded in France on October 4 of this year.
FORMER SCOTCH COLLEGIAN IS AWARDED D.C.M. IN FRANCE (1917, November 19). The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 6.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242443804


From Colclough's Service Record NAA B2455

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He constructed a Lewis gun position with great skill under heavy shell fire.  When the enemy attacked, he handled his men with great coolness, and, though wounded, remained at his post preparing against a flank attack when the enemy had gained a footing in the trenches on his right.  He set a magnificent example of courage and determination".

Announced in the London Gazette 19 Nov 1917.

Croix de Guerre published in the London Gazette on 12 July 1918.

A confidential report on page 10 of B2455 indicates that the DCM was awarded after action at Polygon Wood, and the Belgian Cross at Messines.  Colclough was wounded 3 times - Gallipoli June 1915, Polygon Wood Sept 1917, and Messines March 1918.

Belgian Croix de Guerre mentioned in his B2455 on 16.2.1.  No citation located as yet.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Associated Stock and Station Agents of Melbourne

North Essendon Methodist Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Melbourne Cricket Club Roll of Honour (see entry for W L T Colclough)

Scotch College 

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