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Arthur Joseph COLLINS

Date of birth10 May 1890
Place of birthWentworth Road, Strathfield, New South Wales
SchoolBowral District School, New South Wales
Other trainingTeachers College, Sydney, NSW
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressStation Street, Homebush, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Barbara Collins, Station Street, Homebush, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
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2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 16 March 1916


Unit: INF55

FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingAubigny, Somme, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 10), (Somme), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael Joseph and Caroline Barbara COLLINS, Station Street, Homebush, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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