war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper



G Collier in 1935, courtesy Peter GreenG collier after enlistment, courtesy Peter GreenCollier, G.  
George Collier was born in Dover, and lived in Devonshire Road with his parents. He enlisted into The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in about 1934, and was given the number 2029190.

 G Collier as a boy, courtesy Peter Green

He served in the Middle East before the World War II broke out, and gained the Service Medal for Palestine. On 21st April 1942, at the age of 26, he died in an Italian POW camp. He is buried at Bari War Cemetery.

in 1936, George Collier in the front, courtesy Peter Green G collier in 1935, courtesy Peter Green G Collier on service in the east, around 1938-9, courtesy Peter Green

Posthumously he was awarded the 1939-1945 War medal, the 1939-1945 Defence Medal, the 1939-45 Star, and the Africa Star.  

G Collier, after enlistment - courtesy Peter Green

Bari War Cemetery

Close Up of headstone, 2029090 Pirvate G Collier, The Buffs, 21st April 1942 Age 26, courtesy Peter Green

view of the Bari War Cemetery, large cross of sacrifice in the middle, gravestones either site, trees, courtesy Peter Green

headstone for George Collier, courtesy Peter Green

with thanks to Peter Green

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