(Service number 3020)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 30 September 1915 Age 25 years 1 month
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Cook
Previous Military Experience Expeditionary Force
Marital Status Married
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.

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 15th Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
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

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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