(Service number 6/1264)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||19 November 1893||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||20 June 1914||Age||20 years 11 months|
|Address at Enlistment||61 North Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Andrew COLLINS (father), 61 North Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 December 1914|
|Transport||Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With||2nd S C Reg.|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
May 24th & June 18th 1915, reported wounded. (Father had received reply that he was progressing favourably.)
|Date||25 April 1915||Age|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Notices||Auckland Star, 30 June 1915 [22 July 2013]; Timaru Herald, 29 June 1915|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Son of Andrew & Margaret COLLINS, 61 North Street, Timaru. Brother of Andrew Paul killed in action. Member of 2nd S. C. Regimental Band. Employed in Mr O'Leary's jeweller's shop.
Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0026999) [July 2013]; CWGC [28 July 2013]; Timaru Herald, 24 May 1915, 29 June 1915, 23 May 1917 (Papers Past) [18 November 2013, 07 November 2013].
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