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William Edward COLLINS

Regimental number4354
Place of birthCandelo New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressCandello, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William J Collins, Collinswood, Candello, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT on night 28/29th July 1918. A few minutes after zero hour his line broke down. He immediately moved out from the front line overland under heavy enemy barrage and linked up several breakages caused by the shell fire. He had previously shown great coolness and judgment in similar work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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