Bertram Henry Frank Collier

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COLLIER, Bertram Henry Frank

Service no: Second Lieutenant [1]

Place of birth: Hamilton, 12 August 1885

Address: Rewa, Iredale Street, Cremorne

Occupation: Accountant

Next of kin: Alice May Collier (wife), Rewa, Iredale Street, Cremorne

Date of enlistment: 25 June 1915

Place of enlistment: Liverpool

Age at enlistment: 30

Fate: Embarked HMAT A15 Star of England, Sydney, 8 March 1916. Killed in action, Pozieres, France, 23 July 1916.

Date of death: 23 July 1916

Second Lieutenant Bertram Henry Frank Collier was described as a “very game fellow” in the Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files recording reports of his death. He had led the charge over the top at Pozieres on the night of 23 July 1916 and was killed instantly by shell fire. Collier, an accountant by profession, had enlisted on 25 June 1915 at Liverpool and sailed via HMAT A15 Star of the England on 8 March 1916 with the 1st Battalion AIF. The Second Lieutenant was the son of the Reverend John Collier who, for several years, was in charge of the Orange Methodist Church. Bertram married Alice May Crump in Orange in 1913 and had one infant daughter at the time of his death.

There is no known grave for Lieutenant Collier; his name is recorded on the Bathurst Methodist Church Honour Roll, on the World War I Roll of Honour on the southern face of the Orange Cenotaph, on panel number 28 on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France.

Lieut BH Collier [2]

  • Sharon Jameson, November 2018
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