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Basil Arndale COLLINS

Regimental number502
Place of birthMoreland, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolNorth Carlton State School, Victoria
Address10 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Collins, 10 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26.10
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently rendered valuable service in observation posts, and has shown great courage and initiative under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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