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Regimental number9510
Place of birthAshton, South Australia
SchoolBasket Range Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAshton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Collins, Ashton, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of broncho-pneumonia Heilly, France.
FateDied of disease 29 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.9
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 3), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest John and Florence May COLLINS, Lockleys, South Australia. Native of Ashton, South Australia

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