|Place of birth||Roscarbery, Co Cork, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M Collins, 370 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle on RMS 'Osterley', 25 January 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 15 March 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 29 March 1916 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days); allotted to 45th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 2 May 1915; taken on strength, 3 May 1916.
Found guilty, Serapeum, 25 June 1916, of being absent without leave, 8.00 pm, 25 June, to 6.45 pm, 26 June 1916: awarded 8 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 2 days' pay. Transferred to 12th Training Bn, Baillene, 1 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Huntspill' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916.
Found guilty, Etaples, 6 July 1916, of using offensive language to a non-commissioned officer: forfeited 14 days' pay. Found guilty, 31 July 1916, of being absent from 9.00 am parade: forfeited 1 days' pay. Taken on strength of 45th Bn, 9 August 1916. Found guilty, 26 August 1916, of being absent without leave, 1.30 pm, 23 August, to 7.30 pm, 25 August 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 5 days' pay.
Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 14 October 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 October 1916; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 16 October 1916; discharged to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 28 October 1916; returned to unit, 14 December 1916.
Admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 February 1917 (pneumonia) ; transferred to Hospital Train 'AT. 21', 25 February 1917; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 26 February 1917. Embarked Havre on 'Formosa', 1 March 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell; transferred to Grove Military Hospital, Tooting, 14 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 May 1917. Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 May 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 May 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on HS 'Euripides', 31 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney. Discharged as being medically unfit for service (age and debility), 16 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLLINS Stephen James|