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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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