|Date of birth|
|Other Names||COLLINS, Archibald John~|
|Address||Camperdown, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A M Collins, 'Rockwood', Hilda Street, Wahroonga, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Captain|
|Unit name||2nd Casualty Clearing Station|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Medical Corps|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the evacuation of wounded during intense fighting. Although the A.D.S. in which he was located was subjected to heavy enemy artillery fire, by his splendid energy, coolness, and courage, he was enabled to evacuate safely several hundred casualties. his magnificent example inspired all who came in contact with him and stimulated junior officers and exhausted stretcher bearers to further efforts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in organizing a party of forty stretcher bearers, leading them through two barrages to the front line, and dressing and attending wounded under heavy fire and direct observation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
War service: Egypt, Western FrontMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal