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Francis Joseph COLLIS

Regimental number6818
Place of birthBrighton, Tasmania
SchoolSt Mathews Roman Catholic School, Brighton, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrighton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr N Collis, Brighton, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of tuberculosis.
FateDied of disease 24 March 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 329, Row D, Grave No. 19), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr N.E.R. and Mary Jane COLLIS, Brighton Junction, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6819 Pte Albert Edward COLLIS, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 21 September 1918; cousins: Charles Collis, Alfred J. Collis, T.W. Collis.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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