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William Robert COLLINS

Regimental number3354
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolParson Street State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o E J Toppa, Gatekeeper, 325 1/2 Miles, Gladstone, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Collins, Parson's Point Meat Works, Gladstone, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death9 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialDery House Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 4), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie Louisa COLLINS, Parson's Point, Queensland. Native of Rockhampton, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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