Curtis Colbert

(21 August 1897 - 1977)
     Curtis Colbert was also known as Martin Leslie Colbert in records. Curtis Colbert was also known as Leslie Marten Colbert in records. He was born on 21 August 1897 in Wollongong, New South Wales. He gave Dapto at his enlistment as Martin Leslie. Confsion whether these are the same man.. He was the son of Francis O Colbert and Margaret Ryan.
     Curtis served in the 56th Battalion as a private between 1914 and 1918. He was called Martin Leslie in the records: SERN 3608 : POB Dapto NSW : Place of enlistment: Wollongong NSW : Next of kin: S Massey Clara. In May 1917 he was aged 19 years and 8 months (born 21 Aug 1897) and gave his sister Mrs Clara Massey as his next of kin..
     Leslie Marten Colbert married Jessie Alma Parker in 1922 in Victoria.
     Leslie and Jessie were registered at 249 Union Rd, Canterbury/Surrey Hills, Victoria, on the between 1925 and 1927 electoral roll.
     Curtis Colbert married secondly Ivy Ethel Davis in 1926 in Wollongong, New South Wales.
     Leslie and Jessie were registered at 2 Albert Crescent, Surrey Hills, Victoria, on the 1928 electoral roll.
     Leslie and Jessie were registered at 15 Stanley St, Box Hill, Victoria, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     Curtis and Ivy were registered at Forster St, Port Kembla, New South Wales, on the between 1933 and 1937 electoral roll. He was living alone at Wollongong West by 1968.
     Curtis and Ivy were registered at Govt Cottages, The Avenue, Coniston, New South Wales, on the 1943 electoral roll.
     Curtis died in 1977 in Waterfall, New South Wales.

Children of Curtis Colbert and Jessie Alma Parker

Walter Colbert

(1892 - after 1917)
     Walter Colbert was born in 1892 in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of Francis O Colbert and Margaret Ryan.
     Walter served as a private in the 54th Battalion between 1914 and 1917.
     Walter died after 1917.

Clarence M Colbert

(1899 - )
     Clarence M Colbert was born in 1899 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of Francis O Colbert and Margaret Ryan.