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Alfred Arthur COLLIER

Regimental number626
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
AddressRusden Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Collier, Rusden Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death41
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jenkin and Sarah COLLIER. Native of Beechworth, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Reported missing, 21 July 1916.

Previous report of missing now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's address subsequently 446 New Street Elsternwick, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLIER Alfred Arthur
Red Cross file 770402

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