COLLINS, Herbert
(Service number 7/799)

Aliases Bert
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date June 1874 (1872) Place of Birth Invercargill, Southland

Enlistment Information

Date 28 November 1914 Age 40 yrs 1 mth (8?)
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Salesman
Previous Military Experience South African War - E Squadron of the English Contingent; Eighth Contingent
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Anna COLLINS (mother), 2 Upland Road, Kelburn, Wellington (later in Christchurch)
Religion Anglican
Medical Information Two scars due to bullet wound. Teeth - upper & lower plates, well fitting.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3rd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli
Service Medals 1914/15 Star
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Was reported missing in error, then reported wounded & sent to an English hospital (Timaru Herald, 28 September 1915).

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 August 1915 Age 40
Place of Death
Cause Killed in action (Believed Dead Result of B of E)
Memorial or Cemetery Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Mary's Anglican Church, Timaru; Timaru South African War Memorial; Foresters' Lodge Roll of Honour

Biographical Notes

Herbert COLLINS (Bert) was the son of James Francis & Anna M. COLLINS, of 118 Upland Rd, Kelburn, Wellington. Also served in South African War (Service No. 5605). Was on staff of C.F.C.A. - head of the hardware department; remembered in photo in public portion of their office. Member of Forests' Lodge. Herbert was first reported missing on 28 August 1915, then reported believed dead.


Cenotaph Database [16 August 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5515 0001091) [18/20 August 2013]; CWGC [11 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 21 September 1915, 23 September 1915, 19 July 1919, 14 July 1920 (PapersPast) [23 October 2013, 07 November 2013; 30 August 2014]

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