|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||223 Glenlyon Road, East Brunswick, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ruby Roberts, 223 Glenlyon Road, East Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Wounded in action, 29 November 1915 (shock); admitted to St Elmo Hospital, Malta, 4 December 1915; to Ghain Tuffeiha Convalescent Camp, 11 December 1915.
Found guilty, Ghain Tuffeiha Convalescent Camp, 24 December 1915, of (1) using obscene language to an NCO; (2) violently resisting an escort: awarded 20 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Embarked Malta for Overseas Base, Alexandria, 4 March 1916; admitted to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 10 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Found guilty, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916, of disobedience of orders: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Found guilty, Ferry Post, 20 May 1916, of being absent without leave from parade: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2310704: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 2845 Pte R. COLLIS, B Company, 60th Bn (patient HM Queen Mary's Royal Naval Hospital, Southend, England), 27 July 1916): 'On 19th July, 1916, at Armentieres, he was killed by a machine gun when we were advancing, 400 yds. of which were taken. I cannot give any further details.' Comment by interviewer: 'intelligent but ill. He was an eye-witness - it being light at the time.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ROBERTS Albert James
Red Cross File No 2310704