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Edward COLLINS

Regimental number6724
Place of birthRedfern, New South Wales
SchoolSt Benedict's
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address5 Brent Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, E Collins, 5 Brent Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 11 September 1916 and posted to 2nd Bn 22nd Reinfrocements; taken on strength 2nd Bn 7 July 1917; mortally wounded 19 September 1917.
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLigssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row H, Grave No. -), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
32
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Bridget COLLINS, 3 Brent Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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