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John William COLLINS

Regimental number3029
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers School, Sydney, NSW (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o L Davidson Midlands, Copmanhurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Mrs G Dayhall, Selwyn Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death25 August 1918
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Mary COLLINS; brother of Mrs G. DAYBALL, Stephen Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsUncle
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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