Joseph Wilton COLLETT


COLLETT, Joseph Wilton

Service Number: 4161
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Ulmarra, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Tucabia Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pneumonia, France, 6 March 1917
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4161, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4161, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4161, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
6 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4161, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4161 Private Joseph Wilton Collett, 9th Battalion, of Ulmarra, NSW. A farmer and grazier before enlisting on 31 August 1915, Pte Collett embarked from Brisbane with the 13 Reinforcements on HMAT Kyarra on 3 January 1916. He died of pneumonia at the 5th General Hospital in Rouen on 6 March 1917, having been exposed to gas at Le Barque near Martinpuich, France, on 14 to 20 February 1917. He was 20 years old." - SOURCE (