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 Raymond Collier Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry   Depot Battalion (New Brunswick) Service No: 3259323 Rank: Private Date of Birth: November 5, 1895 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, N.S. Date of Enlistment: May 4, 1918 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 22 years, 7 months Height: 5 feet, 3 inches Trade: Labourer Martial Status: Single Next of Kin: (Mother) Elizabeth Collier;  Lynn, Mass. USA   Raymond Collier (name listed on his attestation paper) was the son of John and Elizabeth Collier, formerly of Yarmouth, but then living in Lynn, Mass.  He was working in Yarmouth at the Cosmos Cotton Mill when he received his notification to report for military service with the United States Army.  He was travelling to the United States to enlist when he was taken ill in St. John.  There, having also received a call up notice from the Canadian army, he enlisted with the Canadian Army on May 4, 1918 with the First Depot Battalion, New Brunswick.  He died of pneumonia at Camp Sussex on June 8, 1918.  His remains were shipped to Boston for interment. His name is spelled “Kohlier” on the Yarmouth War Memorial; however, his enlistment papers record his name as “Collier”.   Date of Death: June 8, 1918   Cemetery: Saint Jean de Baptiste Cemetery; Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA     (5th Grave right from Main walk)         Photos Bob Boston February 24,2008 Find a Grave  Sources: Find a Grave (Link to Site) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Veterans Affairs Canada  “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston 1989 (pp 228-229)
  Private Raymond Kohlier (Collier)
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