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Herbert Brayley Collett (1877–1947)

Colonel Herbert Brayley Collett, former senator and past State president of the R.S.L., collapsed at his home in Mt Lawley and died today. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Colonel Collett, who was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1877, came to W.A. in 1884. He commanded the W.A. troops in Sydney at the inauguration of the Commonwealth. In 1908 he was appointed to command the 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, becoming a lieutenant-colonel at the age of 31. In World War I he raised, organised, and trained the 28th Battalion, and led it at Gallipoli until the evacuation. He was promoted to colonel in 1918.

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Herbert Collett, 1940

Herbert Collett, 1940

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12 November, 1877
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands


15 August, 1947 (aged 69)
Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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