Joseph Collier

First Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Collier
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, October 1, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Mary
Father's Name: 
William
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corp. 1/5/17; Corp. 1/6/17; T/Sgt 4/2/19; Cpt. 3-6-1919
Unit: 
54th Battallion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
Military Medal received 23 March 1917, for courage and coolness under fire
Date of Death: 
Thursday, December 26, 1946
Place of Death: 
Fernhill, buried Corrimal Catholic Cemetery, 51 yrs old
Details: 

Joseph Collier was born in Newsham, Northumberland, UK in October 1895.

Siblings names: Mary and William

Emigrated to Australia aged 17 accompanied by mother only on ship "Marathon" d. 17/6/13 - a. 1/9/13

Address at time of enlistment: Douglas Road, Fernhill.

Wife's name: Mary Kathleen Crofton; Daughter of Lawrence and Winifred Crofton. Married in 1923.

Lived at 'Seacroft' 459 Princes Highway, Fernhill. Inherited from wife's parents.

Children's names: Winifred, Joseph & Patricia

Enlistment No. - 5054 ; age 20; profession miner at Corrimal Colliery; Religion Church of England; pay on enlistment 5 shillings/day

Emarked on SS "Makarini" on 1 April 1916 with 2nd infantry Battalion, 16th Reinforcements.

At time of receiving medal he was in 14th Australian Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, 1st ANZAC Corps, 54th Battalion.
Discharged: 8/9/1919

Sources: 
Australian War Memorial - https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?people_preferred_name=joseph+collier&people_service_number=5054&people_unit=
National Library Australia Trove - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142229658?searchTerm=Joseph%20collier
National Archives Australia - https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3271123&isAv=N

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