Albert Collister

Name    Albert Collister

Number    Private 1154

Battalion     37th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Bunyip

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Susan Collister of Ameys Track via Foster

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 8/3/1916

Physical details on enlistment   Age 19 years 1 month, 5’6”, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Villers Bretonneux on the 22/6/1918

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Adelaide British Cemetery Villers Bretonneux

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha 

Military History

  • He attended Foster State School
  • He is on the Foster Honour Roll
  • 8/3/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 3/6/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Persic
  • 25/7/16 He arrived Plymouth
  • 22/11/16 He went to France via Southampton
  • 16/2/17 He was wounded in the field
  • 17/2/17 He has an abrasion to the left eyelid.
  • 12/3/17 He is admitted to hospital in Boulogne
  • 24/4/17 He marched out to the front
  • 29/9/17 He is sick in hospital with influenza
  • 14/10/17 He leaves France for England with trench feet
  • He was in trouble being AWL until early February 1918
  • 29/3/18 He rejoined his Battalion at Rouelles France
  • 22/6/18 He was killed in action
  • His effects were: – 1 mirror (broken), 1 note book, unit colours, cards, YMCA wallet, photos, letters, and 1 shoulder title.
  • In March 1926 a letter regarding a photograph of his grave was sent to the Imperial War Graves Commission
  • In his will he left his estate to his mother

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