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Leslie COLLIER

Regimental number4362
Place of birthBowning, New South Wales
SchoolBowning Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressCoolangatta, via Berry, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Collier, 80 Mansfield Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4362A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 7), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen Bolton and Susannah Prout MacDonald COLLIER; husband of Lily COLLIER, 20 Spencer Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsFrederick COLLIER, 30th Bn, killed in action, 13 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 24 January 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 26 January 1916 (mumps and orchitis); discharged to duty, 14 February 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried in cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, by Reverend W.M. Holliday, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLIER Leslie

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