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William Gordon COLLIVER

Regimental number2585
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolNorwood High School, South Australia
Other trainingSchool of Mines
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressCoonalpyn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Colliver, Birks Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Date of death1 September 1918
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: William Henry and Emily COLLIVER, 'Daylesa', Birks Street, Parkside, South Australia. Native of Norwood, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Eustace James COLLIVER MC, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919; 17950 Sergeant Norman Champion COLLIVER, 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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