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John Bernard COLLINS

Regimental number3757
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers College, Perth, WA (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address176 Roderick Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Collins, 176 Roderick Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death25 July 1916
Age at death19.6
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 26), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Owen and Alice Mary COLLINS, 287 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria. Native of Perth, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsFather: R. O. Collins no. 940, 10th Australian Light Horse, wounded; uncle: W. J. Hoban no. 241, A Company 17th Bn, killed.

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