Fr. Anthony (Tony) Collier, (1913-1950), was an Irish Catholic missionary priest, a member of Missionary Society of St. Columban (the Columban Fathers). He was killed by North Korean forces[1] on 27 June 1950, the first non-Korean killed during the Korean War.[2][3]

Tony Collier was born on 20 June 1913 in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland. He was educated at Christian Brothers in Drogheda (1921-1926) and St. Patrick's College, Armagh (1926-1931). He joined the Columbans in Dalgan Park in 1931 and was ordained there in 1938. Fr. Collier went on mission to Korea in 1939.[citation needed]

Fr Collier was in charge of the second Columban parish in Chunchon, Korea, when he was taken into custody by North Korean soldiers, questioned, and killed on 27 June 1950.[4] Fr. Collier is buried in Gangwon-do, South Korea, along with Irish Bishop Thomas Quinlan and other missionaries.[citation needed]

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