|Place of birth||Creswick, Victoria|
|Address||Crystal Street, off Sulphide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs S Collins, Crystal Street, off Sulphide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 31 May 1915.
Remained with Transport Section, Heliopolis, 4 September 1915 (bulk of unit proceeded to Gallipoli).
Found guilty, 15 October 1915, of disobeying an order given by an NCO: admonished.
Rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.
Found guilty, 18 October 1915, of (1) being late on afternoon parade; (2) insolence to an NCO: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 10 days' pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.
Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 9 June 1916 (laryngitis), and transferred to 2nd Divisional Rest Station; discharged to unit, 17 June 1916.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 3 December 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 3 December 1916; to Ambulance Train No 23, 8 December 1916, and admitted same day to 4th General Hospital, Camiers (pyrexia, unknown origin; laryngitis); transferred to England, 31 December 1916, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Southsea, 1 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 19 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 13 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 10 June 1918 (gun shot wound, back); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 June 1918, and then to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, and to Ambulance Train; admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 June 1918; transferred to England, 5 July 1918, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 6 July 1918 (gun shot wound, penetrating abdomen: seriously ill); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 4 September 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: abdomen wound, penetrating), Melbourne, 15 June 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLLINS Owen|