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Raymond Collier

In memory of:

Private Raymond Collier

June 8, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Additional Information


November 5, 1895

Son of Mrs. John Collier, of Lynn, Mass.

Commemorated on Page 387 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Massachusetts, United States of America

Grave Reference:

5th Grave right from Main walk.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave marker– Private Raymond Collier was one of several men who served for only a few weeks before dying while undergoing training. A French Canadian immigrant to the United States, he enlisted on 4 May 1918 in Saint John, New Brunswick and joined the 1st Depot Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment, where he was allocated the number 3259323. After only three-and-a-half weeks he was admitted to St. John Military Hospital on 29 May suffering from pneumonia and very severe bronchitis; after a few days’ treatment he rallied but then relapsed and died at 3:00 pm on 8 June, aged 22.

(Joseph) Raymond Collier was born on 5 November 1895 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia into a large French Canadian family. His father was a French immigrant to Canada and his mother was Canadian born.[1] His father died in 1909 and in 1914 the family emigrated to the United States, settling in Lynn, Massachusetts. Raymond was a cotton spinner by trade but worked as a labourer in Lynn until he enlisted. After his death his body was returned to his family and he was buried in Saint Jean de Baptiste Cemetery, Lynn

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