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Percy William COLLINS

Regimental number714
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEstate agent
Addressc/o R S Hodge, The Laurels, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8.75"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helen Maud Collins, 'Altona', Edmundstone Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed 1 year 53 days in South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date5 February 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date11 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 41st Bn, 14 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 May 1918 (gas poisoning shell: severe); admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 7 June 1918; transferred to England, 16 June 1918, and admitted to Frensham Hill Hospital, 17 June 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 July 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 September 1918.

Transferred to Australian Army Pay Corps, 27 November 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 11 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1923
Age at death46
Place of burialWhite Beach Cemetery, Tulagi, Solomon Islands
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Percy William

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