COLLINS, Alexander
(Service number 29221)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 6 August 1886 Place of Birth Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Annie COLLINS (mother), Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Liberation Date


Date 21 May 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Daniel COLLINS & Ann nee NIMMO. 1891 at home in Stobo; 1901 a farm servant at Blythbank, West Linton, Peeblesshire. Mrs Ethel CLARKE of Orari was a friend & contact in NZ; & her husband Mr W. R. CLARKE [see Frank Douglas & John stanley CLARKE]. Worked for some years in the Seadown & Levels districts. On discharge he returned to NZ.


Cenotaph Database [15 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 3 December 1918 (Papers Past) [15 October 2013]; [28 October 2013]

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