Colliver, Lance-Corporal Walter no.2152
45th Battalion 4th Reinforcements MM.
“Brixton” Anglo Road, Campsie.
Born 1890, son of Charles William H. and Eliza Colliver.
Enlisted 2/3/1916, aged 25.
Next of kin, father, William Colliver, Anglo Road, Campsie.
Embarked from Sydney 22/8/1916 per HMAT A18 Wiltshire.
Casualty List SMH 28/6/1917 Ill.
Military Medal recommendation:
For gallantry at Zormebeke on the night of 12/13th October 1917 during an enemy counter attack, when the battalion left flank was threatened. He went forward under a very heavy enemy barrage to the left flank and ascertained the exact position. The information gained was of the greatest assistance to his company commander at a critical time.
Returned to Australia 2/6/1919.
Married Ethel M. Foxcroft 1924.
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1970470/ [accessed 14/10/2016].
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002