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Alfred Clarence COLLINS

Regimental number2579
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales
SchoolSouth Grafton Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMail coach driver
AddressWharf Street, South Grafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Collins, Wharf Street, South Grafton, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 September 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No. 28) (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Frederick and Jemma COLLINS, Wharf Street, South Grafton, New South Wales. Native of Clarence River, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 4488 Sergeant Arthur Edward BAILEY MM, 45th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1918.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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