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William Allen COLLINS

Regimental number11456
Place of birthPalmers Island, Clarence River, New South Wales
SchoolPalmers Island Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressYamba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T A Collins, Yamba, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDied of wounds 5 November 1917
Age at death31
Place of burialReninghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Andrew and Caroline Annie COLLINS, Yamba, Clarence River, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: Eric Ray Pullen, killed in action 5 August 1916; G. Collins, died 15 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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