John Colbert

(1899 - September 1961)
     John Colbert was commonly known as Jack. He was born in 1899 in Carisbrook, Victoria. He was the son of John Colbert and Mary Jane Robertson.
     John served in the 46th Battalion as a private solidier from 1917 to 1919. He limped and had been gassed in the war. He stated on enlistment at Maryborough on 11 July 1917, that he was born at Carisbrook and 18 years old. He was allotted army number 3272 and the rank of private. He embarked at Sydney with the 8th reinforcements, 39th Battalion for England per HMAT "Wiltshire" on 2 Feb 1918. Taken on strength of the 9th Training Battalion at Fovant on 20 April 1918 and proceeded to France on 16 July 1918. Taken on strength of the 46th Battalion on 25 July 1918. Wounded in action on 26 August 1918. Admitted to the 48th Casualty Clearing Station on 27 August 1918. Evacuated to the Southern General Hospital, England on 8 September 1918. Embarked for Australia per HT "Morvada" on 4 January 1919, disembarking at Melbourne on 20 February 1919. He was issued with the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He nominated his father Mr J Colbert of Carisbrook as his next of kin on enlistment..
     John Colbert married Ellen Pearce or Pearse in 1938 in Victoria.
     John Colbert was employed as a mail sorter, Coburg, Victoria.
     John Colbert and Ellen Pearce or Pearse lived at 68 Harding St, Coburg, between 1942 and 1954. John Colbert, mail officer. They lived on the corner of Barrow St.
     He was a difficult man according to Bob Howard, no doubt his war injuries were a contributing factor. At one stage they lived at 14 Trevelyan St, Glenroy.
     John Colbert and Ellen Pearce or Pearse lived at 2 Trevanion St, Glenroy, 1958.
     John died in September 1961 in Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria. His usual residence was Harding St, Coburg. He was buried on 15 September 1961 in New Melbourne General Cemetery, Fawkner.

Child of John Colbert and Ellen Pearce or Pearse

William Charles Colbert

(23 December 1901 - November 1955)
     William Charles Colbert was also known as Charles William in records. He was commonly known as Charles. He was born on 23 December 1901 in Carisbrook, Victoria. He was the son of John Colbert and Mary Jane Robertson. William Charles Colbert was admitted to the hospital, Maryborough, Victoria, on 20 August 1906. Charles Colbert was admitted aged 5, student of Carisbrook, Roman Catholic, accident.
     William Charles Colbert married Agnes Beatrice Hennigan in 1926 in Victoria.
     Charles died in November 1955 in Coburg, Victoria, aged 53. He was buried on 21 November 1955 in New Melbourne General Cemetery, Fawkner.

Children of William Charles Colbert and Agnes Beatrice Hennigan

Eileen Mary Colbert

(1905 - after 1985?)
     Eileen Mary Colbert was born in 1905 in Carisbrook, Victoria. She was the daughter of John Colbert and Mary Jane Robertson.
     Eileen Mary Colbert married Cahill Garrett in 1935 in Victoria.
     Eileen died after 1985? In Essendon, Victoria.

Child of Eileen Mary Colbert and Cahill Garrett