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Thomas James Collier was born in Bungaree, VIC and was a Motor Mechanic by trade when he enlisted in the Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 1, Section 3 on 24 April 1916 at the age of 39. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916 and disembarked in England on March 3rd 1917. In June he crossed to France attached to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company. In January 1918 he was hospitalised in France suffering from bronchitis which persisted until he was transferred to England. He was returned to Australia on the Suevic and reached Melbourne on June 7th 1918. He was discharged in July as æmedically unfit – chronic bronchitis'.
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