COLL, William
(Service number 68574)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 21 August 1897 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Allandale, Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Catherine COLL (mother), Allandale, Fairlie
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 May 1969 Age 71 years
Place of Death Orokonui Home, Waitati
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block S 71, Plot 46
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Coll was the youngest son of James and Catherine (Katie, Kitty, née Hamilton) Coll. He was educated at Kakahu Bush, Fairlie and Allandale schools. Private W. Coll was wounded on 1 October 1918. William Coll was received a presentation form the Ashwick Flat Patriotic Entertainments Committee on his return from the Front. His brother Daniel was killed in action in 1918, and brother James also served in World War I. James and Daniel were serving overseas when their father died in April 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [28 October 2019]; School Admission register (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [29 October 2019]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Dunedin City Council) [29 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 17 October 1918, 14 May 1919 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014; 27 October 2019]

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