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RUPERT COLLIN

COLLIN, RUPERT

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  6/2492

UNIT:    11th COY, 1st BTN, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:       27/01/1888      -     ENGLAND     

DIED:     16/09/1916        KILLED IN ACTION     
         
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE    
    
SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E 

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Mr Joseph Perrot J.P. & the late Caroline Francis COLLIN

SIBLINGS:           

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr J.P. COLLIN (father), ‘Everglades’, TAKAPAU, H.B.

OCCUPATION:  FARM HAND

EMPLOYER:   P.C. COLLIN

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  ASHLEY CLINTON, TAKAPAU  

HEIGHT:   5’ 5½”        WEIGHT:    9st. 6lb.        CHEST:   31½”

COMP:   DARK    EYES:   GREY/BROWN        HAIR:  DARK   
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY,
            (N.Z. MEMORIAL) LONGUEVAL, SOMME, FRANCE
                            
    

ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM            DATE:   15/02/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   5th          

MILITARY RECORD:
15/02/1915.  POSTED WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT.
08/06/1915.  TRANS. TO CANTERBURY INFANTRY BTN, 5th REINFORCEMENT.
12/06/1915.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT No.25.
09/08/1915.  JOINED BATTALION AT DARDANELLES, TURKEY. 
20/08/1915.  ADMITTED CASUALTY CLEARING STATION (ANZAC).
06/09/1915.  ADMITTED CONVALESCENCE CAMP (MUDROS).
02/10/1915.  REJOINED UNIT (MUDROS). 
29/10/1915.  TRANSFERRED TO WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION.
29/12/1915.  DISEMBARKED ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT.
06/04/1916.  EMBARKED FOR FRANCE FROM EGYPT.
18/06/1916.  ADMITTED No.3 N.Z. FIELD AMBULANCE (MUMPS).
29/06/1916.  ADMITTED No.7 GENERAL HOSPITAL, ST OMER.
07/07/1916.  REJOINED BATTALION.
16/09/1916.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE.

                                      

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.