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Full Name: Charles William Collett
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Charles William
Surname: Collett
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 47622
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 22 April 1876
Place of Birth: Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Religion: Church of England
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs C. Dick (sister), Brown Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 26th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date: 9 June 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 85
Vessel: Willochra
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 66
Page on Nominal Roll: 7
Military Awards:
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 25 August 1918
Age at Death: 42
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France
Grave Reference: II.1.17.
Biographical Notes: Son of Thomas George and Mary Ann Collett, of Mangaroa, Wellington.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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