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John William COLLINS

Regimental number3243
Place of birthNorth Bundaberg, Queensland
SchoolCatholic School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressAugathella, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Joseph Collins, c/o Mrs J McCabe, Mascot Mine, Duchess, Queensland
Enlistment date11 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 23), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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