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Neal Joseph COLLINS

Regimental number7672
Place of birthAlexander, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStudent
Address'Calooli', High Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jeannie Collins, 'Calooli', High Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military service46th Infantry
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 3 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the 5th Australian Division offensive from 8th August 1918 to 10th August 1918. This soldier was attached for contact duty with R.M.O., 58th Australian Infantry Battalion. Throughout the Advance from the Start Line near VILLERS-BRETTONEAUX to HARBONNIERES, this bearer worked with untiring energy without considering his own safety, sending the wounded and carrying them, at time under heavy shell fire to places of safety. His courage and devotion to duty was such as to merit reward and his gallant conduct set a fine example to the rest of the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Date of death26 November 1937

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