Bill Collier, Australian rugby league player, Died at 94

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Ernest Frederick ‘Bill’ Collier was born on June 27, 1921, and passed on October 20, 2015 after a long illness.

Bill was an Australian rugby league player of the 1940s.

Born in Kogarah, New South Wales, ‘Bill’ Collier played three seasons with St George Dragons during the war years between 1941-1943.

Bill was the last living squad member of the victorious Dragons 1941 premiership season and the losing 1942 Grand Final.

He played centre and lock-forward with St George during his time at the club.

Bill was a grandfather to 11 grandchildren and a great-grandfather to 14.

Bill’s rugby league career was curtailed by World War II.

He served in the Australian Army between 1942-1946, and saw active service in New Guinea and Borneo.

Bill Collier died on 20 October 2015 after a long illness.

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