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Collier, Percy (1057)

Place of Birth: Bendigo, VIC

Age: 21 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 19 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1057            view online service record

188 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Sarah Collier (mother)
188 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Beltana A72
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 20 July 1916
Place: France

Percy Collier. AWM DA10101.

Private, 30th Infantry, killed in action 20 July, 1916, France, aged 22, commemorated Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, France.

Mother: Mrs Sarah COLLIER, born Bendigo. He enlisted as a 21-year-old case maker with his mother at 188 Albert Street, Port Melbourne. Collier had previously served in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (the image suggests the Royal Mail Ship Vernon). His mother was later in West Brunswick and then 160 Liardet Street, but apparently could not be traced at the time circulars were issued. He was shown in a New South Wales Casualty List, suggesting she was interstate at the time of her son’s demise.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Percy is listed among the Naval contribution to the Expeditionary Force that sailed for Rabaul in, what was then, German New Guinea, in September 1914.

1914 ‘GERMAN NEW GUINEA.’, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), 14 September, p. 7. , viewed 07 Dec 2016,


1916 ‘Family Notices’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 9 September, p. 2. , viewed 05 Aug 2016,


1916 ‘Advertising’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 September, p. 2. , viewed 13 Sep 2016,

1916 ‘”DIED A HERO.”‘, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 September, p. 4. , viewed 13 Sep 2016,

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