|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Address||43 Vincent Street, Leederville, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Richard Henry Victor Collins, 43 Vincent Street, Leederville, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 18 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 September 1916; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 10 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; taken on strength, 16th Bn, in the field, 2 January 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 August 1917 (gun shot wound, left wrist), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 5 August 1917; to England, 8 August 1917, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 9 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: otitis media and deafness), Perth, 1 December 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLLINS Albert John|