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Richard Percy COLLINS

Regimental number6976
Place of birthLavington, New South Wales
SchoolLavington Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Collins, Lavington via Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingUnknown, possibly Poperinghe, Belgium
Date of death21 September 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijsenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row B, Grave No. 1), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Emily COLLINS, Lavington, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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