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Stephen James COLLINS

Regimental number3746
Place of birthRoscarbery, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Collins, 370 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date16 October 1917
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Stephen James

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