Herbert Collett

Herbert Collett

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Herbert Brayley Collett CMG DSO (12 November 1877 - 15 August 1947) was an Australian politician, librarian and soldier. Collett was born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey and arrived with his family in Western Australia in October 1884. He was educated at Perth Grammar School and became a librarian at the Victoria Public Library in 1891. He married Anne Whitfield in April 1904. Collett joined the Metropolitan Rifle Volunteers at the age of 16 and rose to command the 11th Australian Infantry Regiment as a lieutenant-colonel in 1908. With the outbreak of World War I he commanded the 28th Battalion of the first Australian Imperial Force from 23 April 1915 and he served at Gallipoli, in Egypt and Sinai and in France. On 29 July 1916, he was wounded at the battle of Pozi res.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135981528
  • 9786135981520