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Regimental number2644
Place of birthBrunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Age at embarkation22.11
Height5' 5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Margaret Collins, Tambellup PO, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAlbany, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date8 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916, and marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 19 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left elbow), and admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 14 June 1917; transferred to England, 15 June 1917, and admitted to Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, 16 June 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 17 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; discharged (wounded), Perth, 8 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Michael

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