Collett Family History & Genealogy
Biographies & Family Trees
Collett Last Name History & Origin
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These are the earliest records we have of the Collett family.
Collett Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 3,001 people with the last name Collett that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Collett family on AncientFaces.
- Margaret M Collett lived 109 years
- Irene A Collett lived 104 years
- Florence L Collett lived 104 years
- Fanny Collett lived 101 years
- Madaline C Collett lived 101 years
- Sallie Collett lived 100 years
- Izora O Collett lived 101 years
- Vernetta A Collett lived 100 years
- Josephine M Collett lived 100 years
- Betsy Collett lived 99 years
He fought in the Great War as a member of the First Battallion of the London Regiment of the Royal Fusiliers. He was a Private. He fought in the Battle of the Somme and died on the 15th of September. That is all I know. He has no known grave which means he is either buried under a gravestone which states; "Known unto God" or that he is still lying in the fields where he fell.
In 2004, during a school trip on the Great War in France and Belgium I visited Theipval. Theipval is a large memorial where the names of hundreds of soldiers are written. With the members of my school who came on the trip we had a formal wreath laying ceremony in his memory.
I will never forget my experiances in Belgium, especially in Theipval.
If anybody has any information on George or knows anything about the 1st Battalion of the London Regiment of the Royal Fusiliers please could you post it under Collett.
There have been some famous Colletts in the UK including several Lord Mayors of London. My branch of Colletts originated in the Suffolk area in England with William Collett whose son Phillip Collett (my Gt Grandfather) migrated to Appin NSW in 1845. His forbears history stretches back to 1360 or there-abouts. There are many other Collett families scattered across Australia and it would be interesting to discover if they are all connected or not.