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Herbert Brayley COLLETT

Place of birthChannel Islands
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLibrarian
AddressDavies Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Collett, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name28th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
30 Officers and 982 Others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915, 12 Others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty Six' on 12 July 1916. Embarkation records do not identify who went on which ship.
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Order of the Bath (altered to Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St.George)


'Work at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 17 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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