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Bertram Campbell COLLINS

Regimental number2862
Place of birthOrroroo, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.9
Height5' 8.75"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Weekly Collins, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4.5 years in the17th Australian Light Horse; left the district; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Place of enlistmentOrroroo, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 27 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date11 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 11 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 February 1943
Place of burialCleve Cemetery, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Bertram Campbell

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