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Harry Herbert COLLINS

Regimental number2303
Place of birthWimborne England
ReligionChurch of England
Address166 James Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinSister, Blanche Collins, Wimborne, Dorset, England
Enlistment date5 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Proyart on 12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the 12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, near PROYART, this man acted as Runner, and in spite of the heavy fog which made it impossible to sett more than a few yards, he carried messages from His Company to Battalion Headquarters under heavy enemy fire, and returned with valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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