William Harold COLLIER

Regimental number7135
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWest Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Collier, Church Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, on 31st August 1918, while acting as a runner, this man displayed wonderful bravery and untiring energy in the execution of his duty. His work took him into every kind of dangerous place, getting messages to the flanks, which were in an exposed position, and the whole time being under the most incessant machine gun and artillery fire. This man's efforts were splendid and his willingness and endurance throughout the whole of the operations called forth the highest praise from all the officers of his company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919