copyright © Wartime Heritage Association 2012-2018                      Website hosting courtesy of Register.com - a web.com company
Wartime Heritage                                   ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War I Yarmouth Connections
Return To Links
  Raymond Kohlier (Collier)
Return to Casualty List
Name: Service No: Rank: Battalion/Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Hair Colour: Eye Colour: Martial Status: Trade: Religion: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Grave Reference:  
Raymond Kohlier (Collier) 3259323 Private 1st Depot Battalion (New Brunswick) November 5, 1895 Yarmouth, NS May 4, 1918 St. John, New Brunswick Lynn, Mass. US 22 5 feet, 3 inches medium black brown Single Labourer Roman Catholic Elizabeth Collier (Mother) Lynn, Mass. US June 8, 1918 Saint Jean de Baptiste Cemetery; Lynn, Essex County, Mass, US 5th Grave right from Main walk Commemorated on Page 387 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 22 Yarmouth War Memorial (listed as Raymond Kohlier) Raymond Collier waa the son of John and Elizabeth Collier, formerly of Yarmouth. His parents were living in Lynn, Mass. at the time of his enlistment.  Raymond 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 1st Depot Battalion, NB on May 4, 1918.  He died of pneumonia at Camp Sussex on June 8, 1918.  His remains were shipped to Boston for interment.
Source: findagrave.com  Veterans Affairs Canada  Library and Archives Canada A Monument Speaks;  A Thurston 1989 (pp 228-229)
Photos Bob Boston 2008 Find a Grave