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James Joseph COLLINS

Regimental number377
Place of birthBega, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNewtown, Bega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinRobert Collins, Newtown, Bega, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1915
Discharge date11 March 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Found guilty, 26 November 1914 of attemptiing to steal the property of a comrade: awarded 28 days' detention.

Commenced return to Australia from suez on board HT 'Kyarra', 5 February 1915; discharged (disciplinary reasons: services no longer required), Melbourne, 11 March 1915.

Medals: not eligible for war medals.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS James Joseph

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