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Albert John COLLINS

Regimental number5691
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Address43 Vincent Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Henry Victor Collins, 43 Vincent Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date1 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 18 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 September 1916; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 10 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; taken on strength, 16th Bn, in the field, 2 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 August 1917 (gun shot wound, left wrist), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 5 August 1917; to England, 8 August 1917, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 9 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: otitis media and deafness), Perth, 1 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Albert John

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