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Herbert Alfred COLLINS

Regimental number787
Place of birthBurwood, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine fireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.125"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Elviss Collins, Postmaster, Mannine, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalkers Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Elviss and Amy Grace COLLINS, Post Office, Mingenew, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915; taken on strength, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Killed in action, the Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Herbert Alfred

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