The deceased spent 38 years in Victoria before moving to Western Australia. The AWA (Australian Worker Association) met at Mt Morgans on 27 October with about 40 members present. The president reported that the sum of £65 4s 9d had been collected during the illness of the late John Collier, who had died from natural causes. A further sum of £10 as a burial allowance was voted. The deceased member was a good unionist of long standing. All is children were born in Victoria and his wife died in East Brighton, Victoria, in 1939.