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Ernest William COLLINS

Regimental number4274
Place of birthWest Croydon, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolHIndmarsh Model School, South Australia
Other trainingSchool of Mines
ReligionMethodist
OccupationViceman
AddressCroydon, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Collins, Government Road, Croydon, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 41), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary COLLINS, Government Road, Croydon, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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