(Service number 3020)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||30 September 1915||Age||25 years 1 month|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience||Expeditionary Force|
|Next of Kin||Miss Ann DUNLEA (friend), Empire Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 10½ inches. Weight 175 lbs. Chest measurement 31-35½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes dark brown. Hair black. Scar front left forearm.|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||15th Battalion|
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|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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Alfred COLLINS says that he was born in about 1890 at Timaru. He also says that he is married, yet he names a friend as his next-of-kin. On 11 April 1918 he was sentenced to 1year 4 months detenrtion. On 22 July 1919 Miss M. Swaby wrote from London seeking his address as his people had written to her asking where he was since they had not heard from him for a few months. The authorities advised her that No 3020, Private A. Collins, 15th Battalion, returned to Australia on 20 August 1919 per "Frankfurt". His address was not known to their office.
Australian Military Forces - Australian Imperial Force records (National Archives of Australia digital copy, series number B2455, barcode 3014451) [21 June 2016]
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