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Charles William COLLINS

Regimental number1100
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressWanbi, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Ellen Collins, Wanbi, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour Memorial Gates, Karoonda, South Australia. Parents: Charles and Ellen COLLINS, Avenue Road, Highgate, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 28 October 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915 (gun shot wound, head).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Charles William

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