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Trooper 903

8th Light horse

Ruby, Victoria

His Mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Collis of Leongatha

Leongatha, Victoria 8/12/1914

Age 24 years 2 months, 5'4", 10 stone 7 pounds, grey eyes and light brown hair


Farm labourer

He was missing in action at the attack on the Nek on 7/8/1915 and confirmed at a court of enquiry.

He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey

He and his family lived in the Shire and his relations still do

8/12/14 Enlisted in Leongatha
7/5/15 He embarked Melbourne on the HMTS Palermo
5/8/15 He went from reinforcement to regiment in
7/8/15 He went to Gallipoli on or about that date
30/8/15 He was confirmed dead on that date
17/8/21 Mrs. Collis received her scroll and King�s message
Mrs. Collis wrote to the army in the 1920 to say that Oscar�s father was dead and she was remarried and she was entitled to his war medals this was in 1920
There is an answer to a letter from Miss Matthies about Oscar being dead. She heard he was in hospital in Heliopolis
4/12/15 There is another letter from Mrs. P J Nicholas of Poowong
Mrs. Nicholas had received information from Anzac stating that Oscar was in hospital
21/9/15 E J Matthies, Oscar�s brother, of Garvie�s PO via Leongatha asked for a certificate of death
6/5/67 Mrs. Mary Gillespie (nee Matthies) of Surrey Hills asked for Oscar�s Anzac medal
Mrs. Collis received medals, plaque and scroll



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